Prime Hook Restoration Project Wrapped Up

State and federal officials are celebrating the successful completion of the $38 million restoration project at Delaware’s Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

It is being touted as the largest restoration project on the East Coast.

Beginning in 2015, the federally funded project increased storm resiliency and remediated damage to the marsh from Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Specifically, the project aimed to restore over 4,000 acres of tidal marsh, improve tidal circulation and create valuable habitats for migratory birds and other wildlife.

The project was also deemed essential to help protect the region from future storms and sea level rise.

AMEC and marine subcontractor Dredge America used two Ellicott 460 Swinging Ladder dredgers for this project. The dredgers operated over 60 hours per week for two seasons – Spring 2015 and Summer 2016.

In total, they created more than 30 miles of tidal channels and closed four shoreline breaches, both essential to improving natural tidal circulations in the marsh.

Dredging restored this natural tidal water circulation and will enable salt marsh vegetation to return and flourish, improving the resilience against future storms and sea level rise, and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.

The dredging work has also established a constant saltwater flow throughout the marsh, which will help combat invasive Phragmites grasses.

The project has been deemed “one of the most successful restoration projects in United States history,” by former DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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