USACE Seeks Comments on Lock and Dam 5A Scour Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to repair scour holes and erosion immediately upstream and downstream of Lock and Dam 5A along, near Fountain City, Wisconsin.

The proposed work includes filling scour holes and lining the bank with rock riprap along the Wisconsin bank.

Rock would be delivered by truck directly to the sites to be repaired. An excavator or crane would be used to unload the rock and place it into the scour holes and along the embankment.

This project requires a review of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act. A copy of the draft Environmental Assessment with a finding of no significant impact was coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state resource agencies prior to posting of the public notice.

A final determination on the draft Environmental Assessment will be made following a 15-day public review period.

 

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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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