USACE Supports Flood Fight Activities in North Dakota

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is supporting local flood fight efforts in North Dakota.

The Corps received a request for assistance from the state of North Dakota March 24. The Corps mobilized its contractor, Tunheim Construction, from Moorhead, Minnesota, to support flood fight operations near Grafton, North Dakota, which is along the Park River.

The Corps is now building temporary emergency levees within the city to protect critical infrastructure. The work started yesterday and is set to be completed by Friday, March 31.

“In addition to activities in northeastern North Dakota, the Corps is monitoring conditions within the Souris River basin and is coordinating with federal, state and local officials as the spring snowmelt gets closer,” USACE said in its release.

The Corps sent a reconnaissance team to the basin March 22 to get a better understanding of the conditions.

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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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