Sacramento Levee Works in Full Swing

Brigadier General (P) Donald E. Jackson, Jr., deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil and Emergency Operations, visited levee work in north Sacramento, CA yesterday.

During the visit, he was briefed on key projects in the District including Folsom Dam auxiliary spillway construction project and ongoing levee work.

Greater Sacramento, California, is among the most at-risk regions in America for catastrophic flooding, relying on an aging system of levees, weirs and bypasses and Folsom Dam to reduce its flood risk.

USACE is working to modernize this system through a variety of levee improvement projects and upgrades to Folsom Dam – designed to strengthen the entire system and work together to reduce flood risk throughout the region.

A new auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam is under construction as well as raising parts of the existing Folsom Dam and dikes surrounding the reservoir. Another part of this multi-faceted program is improving a 42-mile ring of levees around the Natomas Basin.

The new Folsom spillway is on schedule for completion in 2017, and the Corps, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency and state of California have recently proposed further plans for $1.46 billion of work to continue improving Sacramento levees and to widen the Sacramento River weir and bypass.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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