Muscatine Wraps Up Harbor Dredging Project

The City of Muscatine Public Works Department has just completed its harbor dredging program planned for this autumn, removing all debris from the harbor floor.

The harbor and marina, located by Riverside Park on the mighty Mississippi River, is dredged once or twice each year in order to keep the harbor safe and accessible for boats.

Dredging is usually done in the fall and spring when harbor is free of boats and docks can easily be removed for the works.

The dredged material was collected and transferred via pipeline to the nearby site where it will stay in geo-bags and dried for further use, often as fill dirt.

The buildup that makes dredging necessary is caused because there is no water flow throughout the harbor, which brings the debris in, but can’t carry it back out.

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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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