Two Major Waterway Projects to Start This Year in Lee County

Congressman Curt Clawson has announced that two major waterway projects are expected to start this year in Lee County. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $900,000 for the dredging of sections of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (often referred to as the Miserable Mile), the full amount requested of the Army Corps of Engineers by Clawson.

Clawson also announced that $3 million had been allocated for the dredging of the entrance channel at Fort Myers Beach.

With the narrowing of the Miserable Mile waterway in multiple areas, the safe travel corridor is becoming limited and maintenance dredging is necessary for safe navigation. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway annually transports an estimated 155,466 vessels.

Additionally, the entrance canal to Fort Myers Beach will prove vital for the Coast Guard Station and is due for maintenance dredging.

In announcing these major projects for Lee County, Congressman Clawson stated: “The safety of our waterways in Southwest Florida is critical to our way of life and our economy.  I want to thank the Army Corps of Engineers for the attention they have given to our requests.  These projects will prove vital for the safe passage of vessels throughout the region and preserve a key strategic waterway to our life-saving Coast Guard Station.”  

Earlier this week, Clawson announced that dredging of the Gordon River Pass in Collier County was also expected to commence this year.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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