GLDD Ready for the Next Season of Lake Decatur Dredging

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock of Oak Brook, Illinois is about to start one more season – the third of six – of clearing out sediment from the bottom of Lake Decatur.

According to Engineering Services Coordinator Jerry Stevens, crews have been working this week to reassemble the dredge operation as they prepare to resume dredging Friday, April 1st.

We have about three more months in the Big Creek Basin, and we will also start in Sand Creek, which will take about a year to complete,” Stevens said to a local news site.

So far, the dredging crews have removed around 2.8 million cubic yards of sediment out of the planned 10 million cubic yards.

By the time the project wraps up in 2019, Lake Decatur should have an increased water capacity of 30 percent, which equals about 72 days of additional drinking water.

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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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