West Bay Dredging Project up for Comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is soliciting public comments regarding the proposed dredging project in West Bay, Brazoria County, Texas.

The applicant County of Brazoria proposes to hydraulically dredge approximately 376,200 cubic yards of sand material from West Bay and the San Luis Pass for the purpose of beach nourishment on the north end of Follets Island.

The dredged material will be pumped via pipe to a 96-acre nearshore beach nourishment area just seaward of the Follets Island Beach.

Any comments received will be considered by the Corps to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal. To make this decision, comments are used to assess impacts on endangered species, historic properties, water quality, general environmental effects, and the other public interest factors listed above.

The deadline for sending comments is 16 February 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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