Meeting on Shallow Water Habitat Sites

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public scoping meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center.

The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of shallow water habitat at two Missouri River Recovery Program sites: Copeland Bend located east of Nebraska City in Fremont County, Iowa, and Langdon Bend located two miles east of Nemaha, Neb.

Both projects will create additional shallow water habitat intended to benefit the federally endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish and wildlife species.

Creation of this habitat is necessary to fulfill recommendations in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion for the Operation of the Missouri River Main Stem Reservoir System, Operation and Maintenance of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, and Operation of the Kansas River Reservoir System.

The meeting will be an open house format where members of the public and interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to visit information stations and talk with project team members one-on-one about the Copeland Bend and Langdon Bend projects.

 

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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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