Bertrand Levees Project Kicks Off

Repairs to the Bertrand Creek levees started yesterday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials commenced construction on six separate sites, totaling 1,500 feet, located on the left and right banks of Bertrand Creek near Lynden, Washington.

Damages were caused during a January 2015 flood event which overtopped a levee causing erosion, scour, sloughing and a loss of riprap armor.

In addition, seepage was observed on the landward slope and levee toe prior to overtopping. In their damaged condition, the levees’ level of flood protection was reduced from a 5-year flood protection level to just a one-year level.

Repairs include restoring the levee embankment material and placing armor rock to reduce potential flood damage to protect the levees from high flows.

Construction on the $410,000 project is expected to be complete by mid-September, restoring the levees to their pre-flood level of protection.

Under a cost share agreement, the Corps pays for 80 percent of project costs and Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District picks up the remaining 20 percent as the non-federal sponsor.

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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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