Ecology Completes Review of Options for Chehalis Basin Strategy

The Washington Department of Ecology has completed its environmental review of a suite of options designed to reduce flood damage and restore critical aquatic habitat in the Chehalis River basin.

“The Chehalis Basin Strategy is a comprehensive and integrated approach for managing the second largest river basin in the state where salmon runs have been declining and major floods are getting larger and more frequent,” Ecology said.

Ecology’s environmental review – officially referred to as a programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – evaluated four potential alternative combination of actions designed to address the challenge of reducing flood damage and restore aquatic habitat.

Some actions under consideration include whether and where to construct new dams and levees and to improve existing flood protection infrastructure as well as the best approaches for restoring aquatic habitat in the basin.

“The EIS is not a decision or a permit. Instead, it is an assessment of the potential impacts the various combined alternatives would have on people and the environment,” Ecology said in its release.

The review process examined the trade-offs associated with implementing each alternative action to help decision-makers and the public understand the potential impacts of each approach.

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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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