Willoughby Spit Beach Nourishment Almost Complete

The Willoughby Spit and Vicinity coastal storm damage reduction project is now in its final week of pumping sand onto the beach, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District.

According to the Corps, the week 12 appears to be the final week for sand to be pumped up onto the beach.

We are currently at 94% with 1,133,839 cubic yards of sand placed. Dredging operation may come to a close this week, crews will still be working beach side to remove equipment and make any minor adjustments to the sand placement prior to fully completing the project,” said USACE.

The project is the largest single storm damage reduction project in the City of Norfolk and includes placing 1.2 million cubic yards of sand along the shoreline, widening the beach to 60 feet and creating a slope to 5 feet above mean low water.

The area is expected to receive 445,100 cubic yards of fill every nine years, dredged from the Thimble Shoal Auxiliary Channel, over the 50 year lifespan of the project.

 

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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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