Tuross Head Boat Ramp Dredging Kicks Off

Eurobodalla Shire Council, together with its contractor, has begun dredging of the Tuross Head boat ramp area to make it easier for boats to navigate through the channel.

The sand has built up over the last few years but became worse after the January floods.

Up to 200 cubic meters of sand immediately east of the boat ramp will be excavated at the point where the two main channels meet towards the river mouth. An excavator mounted on a barge will move the sand out of the main channel and onto the existing sandbar.

The excavation is expected to take a week, and should finish on the Friday, weather permitting.

The work has been planned around the availability of the specialist machinery and the tides, and will be finished before the Tuross fishing tournament in March.

The boat ramp will remain open during the excavation, except on the morning of 15 February when the equipment is put in place. Access to the channel will be limited while the works take place, especially at low tide, and an exclusion zone will be set up around the excavation site.

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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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