Works on Horace Diversion Inlet Structure About to Begin

A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing to start construction activities on the diversion inlet structure, near Horace, North Dakota, this week.

The contractor, Ames Construction, Inc., from Burnsville, Minnesota, is mobilizing equipment to the site to conduct pre-construction investigations.

The diversion inlet structure is a part of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, flood risk management project.

The complete Fargo-Moorhead flood risk management project plan includes building a 30-mile earthen channel, a 12-mile long southern embankment, 19 highway bridges, four railroad bridges, three gated control structures and two aqueduct structures.

This project will provides flood risk reduction for more than 230,000 people and 70 square miles of infrastructure in the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Horace and Harwood.

The Corps is working in partnership on this project with the cities of Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, and the Metro Diversion Authority.

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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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