Federal Funding to Include Oswego Harbor Dredging Project

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reported two days ago that federal appropriators have heeded his request, and included $1.28 million in federal funding to fully dredge the Port of Oswego.

This funding had been requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its Fiscal Year 2016 Civil Works Budget.

In March Schumer urged the federal appropriators in charge of approving these funds to include $1.28 million in funding in the upcoming budget negotiations.

After nearly 7 years of waiting for a full dredging, Christmas has finally come for the Oswego Harbor,” said Schumer. “Keeping this harbor dredged will not only clear the way for commerce, it will also clear the way for increased job creation and economic development. Doing this will ensure that the Oswego area continues to reap the benefits of this harbor for years to come.

According to the Corps, approximately 72,000 cubic yards of material must be dredged every three to four years from the harbor floor for it to keep the pace. Although the port was last dredged in 2014 when 71,000 cubic yards of material were removed, the Port of Oswego has not been on a routine dredging schedule since 2008.

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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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