Photo Update: Delta Drought Barrier Removal

The Department of Water Resources’ project to dismantle an emergency drought barrier that has spanned West False River between Jersey and Bradford islands since June is well underway.

The barrier was erected to block salt water from pushing into the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from San Francisco Bay.

The Delta’s water is used by 25 million Californians, including residents of the Delta and Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

DWR’s State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project convey Delta water through their aqueducts to distant parts of the state.

Dismantling of the approximately 750-foot rock barrier began on September 8 and will be completed by mid-November.

Check out the latest photos from this project:

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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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