Town Neck Beach Renourishment Underway

The Town of Sandwich, Mass, will close the Town Neck Beach today for the renourishment project. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, will take sand from the Cape Cod Canal dredging project and transfer it to the 2,500-foot-long eroded section of Town Neck Beach in Sandwich. It will take about 2–3 months to complete the project.

Work will be conducted twenty-four hours and day, seven days a week until the project is completed, according to the town.

The beaches in the Town of Sandwich, including Town Neck Beach and Springhill Beach, have a history of erosion over the last century.

Construction of jetties at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal in the early 1900s has been one of the primary reasons for this coastal erosion.

The two canal jetties cause an interruption in the natural longshore sediment transport from northwest to southeast, starving Sandwich Town beaches.

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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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