VIDEO: MRRBL Project in Full Swing

The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District (BLFWD) in partnership with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is taking the lead in implementing the Mississippi River Reintroduction to Bayou Lafourche (MRRBL) Project.

The MRRBL Project has an overall goal to divert 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of fresh water from the Mississippi River into Bayou Lafourche.

In 2011, the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District completed a dredging project that increased water flow for nearly six miles of Bayou Lafourche between Donaldsonville and Belle Rose.

MRRBL Phase 2 picks up where Phase 1 dredging ended in Belle Rose. The project will remove vegetation and dredge sediment and mud flats for 8.3 miles between Belle Rose and Napoleonville. Nearly 800,000 cubic yards of mud will be dredged.

The purpose of this project is to implement features and improvements identified by and in accordance with the Final Phase 2 Design Report determined to be the most beneficial in order to improve the capacity of Bayou Lafourche to allow for increased flows through the bayou to benefit the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins through reductions in the salinities and/or nourishment of wetlands with the introduction and distribution of sediment and nutrients from the river.

Check out this very interesting video about the MRRBL Project, released by the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District last week:

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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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