Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure Opens

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos joined local officials from the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District and Lafourche Parish recently to dedicate the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure in Lockport.

This structure can prevent saltwater from moving up the bayou and create a freshwater reservoir to the north.

CPRA used $4.1 million in funds from its Coastal Impact Assistance Program to build the structure at Lockport.

It is another component of CPRA’s Mississippi River Reintroduction into Bayou Lafourche (BA-0161), a $26.7 million suite of work using Mississippi River water, dredging and infrastructure to increase the flow capacity of Bayou Lafourche, benefiting the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins through reductions in the salinities and/or nourishment of wetlands with the introduction and distribution of sediment and nutrients from the river.

Freshwater District Chairman Hugh Caffery said that the work on the saltwater control structure has been a foundation, but the project won’t be truly complete until the Donaldsonville pump station is also fixed.

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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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