Santa Ana River Marsh Sediment Removal Project on Display

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, is inviting public comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Santa Ana River Marsh Sediment Removal Project at Newport Beach, California.

USACE proposes to remove approximately 10,000 cubic yards of clean, sandy sediment from approximately 2.8 acres adjacent to the downstream tide gate in the Marsh, and place the material on the adjacent California least tern island.

The proposed sediment removal project, supplemental to the 2013 dredging, would serve the following purposes:

  • remove sediment blocking the downstream tide gate;
  • beneficially reuse the sediment to improve CA least tern nesting habitat on the tern island;
  • increase tidal range and improve circulation of the tidal flow throughout the marsh, which will result in improved water quality and overall habitat quality for wildlife.

This proposed sediment removal scheme is scheduled to occur before April 15, 2017.

The project activities and related impacts have been analyzed as required by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. USACE finds this project to be consistent to the maximum extent practicable with the articles and provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act and the California Coastal Act.

The deadline for submitting the comments on the Draft SEA is Friday March 3, 2017.

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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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