Cooper River Dredging Clears Way for Regattas

One of the Camden County’s largest economic engines is currently finalizing an underwater makeover that will attract some of the largest national rowing events in the country, according to the county’s latest announcement.

With the return of competition in 2017, more than 12 regattas have already been scheduled on the Cooper River for the upcoming rowing season.

While the remainder of the spoils are transported offsite and grading and landscaping works begin, the dredger is officially out of the water and recreational and competitive rowing can begin, the release stated.

“Every day we are getting closer to an improved and enhanced version of one of Camden County’s great public spaces,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “The dredging of the Cooper River is nearing completion as Cooper River Park is being expanded and reimagined to benefit generations of Camden County residents.”

The dredging project has removed more than 115,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river bed.

The spoils were then stored on site to dry and transported to local landfills. The river water drained from the spoils was environmentally remediated at the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority through the wastewater treatment process.

The total cost of the dredging and water quality project was $12 million, with a portion of that money coming from grant funds and the remainder being invested through the county’s capital budget.

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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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