Federal, State and Local Partnership to Restore Beaches in Maryland

The Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved $4.6 million in funding for regularly-scheduled beach and berm nourishment and repairs in Ocean City.

The Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in close cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Worcester County and Town of Ocean City.

Replacing and restoring the beaches and berms is essential to the economic health and future of Ocean City,” Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said.

Belton added that the partnership between federal, state and local agencies demonstrates the importance of this project to the Eastern Shore, and the millions of tourists and visitors who flock to the sandy beaches of Ocean City each and every year.

The repair project will include pumping approximately 371,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach to replace and restore sand lost during the January 2016 winter storm (Jonas) and bringing the berm up to the minimum design template. Additionally, up to another 512,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed to replenish the beach and berm to bring the project up to full design template.

The sand for the project will be pumped from a borrow area located approximately 3 miles offshore of Ocean City in federal waters.

Work is expected to start after Labor Day and be completed in late winter 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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