Levee Repairs along Carbon River

Construction to restore flood protection to the Carbon River levee system near the City of Orting is now underway with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repairing 1,520 feet of damaged levees at five individual sites for about $1.7 million.

All in-water work is scheduled to be complete by August 31, the end of the “fish window” when construction crews can work in the water with the least amount of disruption to fish. Above-ground work is expected to last through mid-September.

We have a challenging schedule, but we want to restore these levees to their designed level of flood protection before the fall flood season,” said Daryl Downing, the Corps Carbon River levee project manager. 

Damage to the levees occurred during high-flow events in November 2014 and January 2015. Repairs will address scour, erosion, loss of riprap armor, gravel filter and embankment material in some locations. Levee toes will be reconstructed, slopes regarded and armored with a blanket or riprap to protect against river flows.

 

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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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