Confluence Pond Dredging Scheme Begins

Following several years of planning, budgeting and site acquisition, the dredging of the Confluence Pond is finally underway, according to the City of Middleton’s latest announcement.

Drax Inc, the contractor, intends to begin initial operations today and one of the first steps will be to close portions of the bike path adjacent to the west end of the pond, near Parview Rd.

The path is expected to be reopened by Labor Day weekend, though it may be in rough shape as a result of heavy construction traffic until repaving can be accomplished later this fall.

The purpose of the project is to remove accumulated sediments that the pond has trapped, as it was designed to do.

Without the trapping, these sediments would accumulate instead in the Conservancy, or be conveyed into Lake Mendota.

The dredged sediments will be temporarily stored nearby on a City-owned parcel until fully dewatered.

The dredge spoil eventually will be conveyed to other sites: either to City parks where fill dirt is needed to level sports fields, or to suitable disposal sites.

 

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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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