LB Breakwater Study Gets OK

Long Beach and the USACE reached an agreement this week to share the cost of a $3 million study to determine whether the breakwater off the coast can be removed or reconfigured to help restore aquatic habitat without disrupting boats and coastal homes.

“I can’t thank the Army Corps enough for working with us to start this important and groundbreaking study,Mayor Robert Garcia said.

Improving the coastal experience and ecosystem in our city is a win for residents, visitors and will be a boost to the Long Beach economy.”

According to the city, the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study will evaluate options for increasing waves and water circulation in the bay and restoring wetlands, while not disturbing maritime operations.

The Long Beach Breakwater is one of the three in the area that prevents waves from rolling into the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Belmont Shore-Naples Patch reports.

“The Army Corps will determine if ecosystem restoration is possible without damaging existing properties — including the port and most importantly coastal residences,” Garcia added.

The study is expected to take three years, beginning in early 2016.

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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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