USACE to Move Dredged Material in Pool 5

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on its plans to move dredged material from its temporary placement site on Lost Island to its permanent placement site at West Newton Chute.

Both placement sites are located in the Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River near Wabasha, Minnesota.

The project is necessary for the Corps to maintain the 9-foot navigation channel in the river. The work is scheduled to begin with the site preparation in the fall of 2016 and the transfer of materials in the spring of 2017.

Operations would continue through most of the navigation season in 2017 and potentially into 2018.

A final determination on the draft Environmental Assessment will be made following a 30-day public review period. The public review and comment period on the draft EA ends May 26.

 

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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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