Red River in Need of Dredging

U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy sent a letter last Friday to senior officials within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to reallocate any possible funds toward the dredging of an important segment of the Red River, which has experienced historic flooding in the last 12 months.

Not only has the historic flooding in Louisiana over the last year devastated entire communities, but the lack of dredging the Red River will also make it extremely difficult for commerce to continue,” said Sen. Vitter.Right now, the state is millions of dollars short of what they need to dredge the Red River, which is why reallocating any available funds immediately must be a top priority for the Army Corps.

In the letter, the senators, together with U.S Representatives Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., Steve Scalise, John Fleming, M.D., Cedric Richmond and Ralph Abraham, M.D., wrote to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), and Colonel John Cross who leads the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to reallocate all possible funds toward the dredging of the J. Bennet Johnston Waterway segment of the Red River from Alexandria, La. to Shreveport, La.

This is a follow-up to the April 2016 Louisiana Congressional delegation letter to the Vicksburg District office, in which they stressed the urgent need to further fund the dredging project.

Currently, Louisiana needs at least $2.7 million to maintain the authorized 9-foot deep by 200-foot wide channel in the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway segment of the Red River.

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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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