USACE to Clear Ellicott City Waterways

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, last Friday started with the clearing of the Ellicott City waterways in order to reduce the risk of imminent flooding to the city.

The Corps, in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, will remove and stabilize blockages located at Hamilton St. and the Patapsco River where Frederick Road meets Main St.

Corps officials spent several days last week providing technical assistance to analyze damages and determine ways to remove flood debris that have blocked waterways in Ellicott City by more than 80 percent. These damages and debris are a result of the flash flood disaster that affected the historic town on July 30.

Debris consists of displaced rip rap measuring larger than 3.5 feet and chunks of collapsed retaining walls two to three times as large. This amount of drainage obstruction places the city at further risk for massive flooding with even a half-inch of new rainfall.

Local and state government agencies remain fully engaged in infrastructure stabilization and clearing of debris in other areas of the city.

 

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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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