USACE to Hold Two Meetings on Dredged Material Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is holding two public meetings on its draft Environmental Assessment for its Lower Pool 4 dredged material management plan and is extending the public comment period.

The Corps is holding a public meeting, in cooperation with the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors, on June 6, at the Nelson Community Building in Nelson, Wisconsin. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

The Corps will also hold a meeting June 15, at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School in Wabasha, Minnesota. The meeting is also set to start at 7 p.m.

The focus of the meetings will be on the Corps’ draft plan and its requirement to remove and permanently place more than 10 million cubic yards of dredged material from the Mississippi River Lower Pool 4 during the next 40 years.

Corps staff will be available to answer questions following a brief presentation.

In recognition of the public’s interest on this draft plan, the Corps will now accept comments thru June 23.

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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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