Wares Creek Project in Bradenton Proves Success

The recently completed Wares Creek Project proved to be a resounding success and operated as designed after sustaining impacts from Tropical Storm Colin.

No local flooding was reported or noted along the creek after the storm.

“Tropical Storm Colin gave us the perfect opportunity to find out how well this project would respond to a significant rain event,” said Project Manager Laurel Reichold. “We are pleased with the results and the flood protection it provided to the local community.”

Rain totals peaked at 2.7-inches on June 6 and 1.6-inches on June 7, according to Weather Underground for sites around Bradenton, Fla.

At the 21st Avenue Bridge, flows fluctuated between 3 to 5-feet, but no flooding was reported. Flow was significant through the creek, but post storm inspection by the Corps documented little disturbance to the banks.

The constructed project is designed to provide reduced flood stages for all flood events, with a bank-full capacity greater than the 5-year flood event.

“Although Tropical Storm Colin represents less than a 1-year flood event, the project functioned and operated without impact from the storm,” said Reichold. “This should give residents peace of mind that the project is ready to tackle the next storm event and those to come.”

The Wares Creek Project reduces flood risk and related issues within the Cedar Hammock-Wares Creek basin in Manatee County, Fla.

 

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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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