Everglades Restoration Plan Clears Another Hurdle

The Florida DEP has authorized USACE to begin construction on the Canal 111 South Dade and the Modified Water Deliveries to the Everglades National Park projects, which are components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, commonly called CERP.  

“The department is pleased to advance these critical projects that will not only assist in the restoration of the Taylor Slough ecosystem but also maintain flood protection to adjoining communities,” said Drew Bartlett, DEP deputy secretary for ecosystem restoration.

“They will provide water-quality and water-quantity improvements to benefit this important South Florida ecosystem, including Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.”

The C-111 South Dade project will restore the ecosystem in Taylor Slough and the eastern panhandle of Everglades National Park that were affected by the construction of the flood control project in the C-111 basin, while preserving flood protection for adjoining communities.

The MWD project will provide flood mitigation to an existing residential area in the East Everglades called the 8.5 Square Mile Area.

Completion of the construction is anticipated at the end of 2017.

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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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