PHOTO: Mile Point Dredging Works Near End

Image source: USACE

Dredging work at Mile Point, located on the St. Johns River near Naval Station Mayport, is nearing completion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District said in its latest announcement.

The Mile Point area experienced limited navigation during ebb tide because of difficult cross-currents at the convergence of the river with the Intracoastal Waterway, USACE said.

This navigation improvement project will relocate and reconfigure the existing training wall, restore Great Marsh Island and create a flow improvement channel in Chicopit Bay.

The scheme will also help improve navigation on the St. Johns River, increasing commerce efficiencies. Added project benefits include restoring local, historic channel flow and increasing marsh habitat by up to 34 acres more than the mitigation requirement.

 

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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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