John Redmond Reservoir Dredging Project Begins

A ceremony to commemorate the start of the John Redmond Reservoir dredging project took place yesterday.

This project represents the first of its kind in the nation with a non-federal entity dredging sediment from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir for the purpose of ensuring water supply storage, according to the Kansas Water Office.

“The Kansas Water Office’s data indicated sedimentation would hinder our ability to meet the demand for water in the region,” said Col. Richard A. Pratt, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District.

We are pleased with the cooperation between our agencies as we are committed to delivering enduring and essential water resource solutions to meet demand.

The dredging work is being conducted by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company.

At the event, Governor Sam Brownback shared his thoughts for the necessity of this project.

“The drought of 2012 showed the critical importance of John Redmond Reservoir to the region,” said Brownback. “Dredging is a significant step in achieving the goals of our 50-Year Water Supply Vision as we work to preserve our state’s vital resource for future generations.”

The Kansas Water Office said that the dredging operations at John Redmond will continue through the end of December 2016 and will remove some 3 million cubic yards of sediment.

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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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