PortsToronto Starts Annual Dredging of the Don River

PortsToronto is about to begin annual dredging project that will remove up to 40,000 cubic meters of debris and sediment from the mouth of the Don River.

Each year, thousands of tons of sediment build up where the Don River empties into the Keating Channel which, if not removed, could cause the river to backup and flood, or, in some cases, debris to spill into Toronto’s Harbor.

PortsToronto, in conjunction with the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA), provides annual dredging of the waterway which helps to maintain a river depth, allowing for the smooth flow of water and ice through the Keating Channel.

The dredging process involves scooping large amounts of material from the bottom of the channel using a clam bucket. Once removed from the channel bed, the muddy mixture of debris and sediment will be transported by barge to the Leslie Street Spit (the Spit) for proper containment.

The current dredging is set to begin later today, September 23, and will continue through to the middle of November.

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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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