Lake Linganore Dredging Project Moving Forward

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced yesterday that the Lake Linganore Dredging Project is moving forward on schedule.

The project is aimed at restoring water depths in the upper portion of the lake by removing up to 350,000 cubic yards of sediment.

As part of the emphasis on an open and transparent government, Executive Gardner announced that the Dredging Project design process is completed through the final stages and permitting. In addition, the bid phase and contractor selection will occur in the next three months.

This is an excellent example of county government working together with the city and our citizens on a major water-supply project that has long-term benefits for the community,” commented Executive Gardner. “I especially want to thank our staff and the contractors for the careful planning and execution of the Lake Linganore Dredging Project, keeping it on schedule as we work toward improvements to the Lake.

Since its construction in 1972, Lake Linganore, a man-made, 209-acre lake, has been losing water storage capacity due to sedimentation. In 2014, Frederick County, the City of Frederick and the Lake Linganore Association (LLA) reached an agreement to remove sediment to improve water capacity and restore access. Sediment will be dredged from the lake in the area of the lake upstream of Boyers Mill Road.

The 2014 agreement allocates the cost of the dredging project among the three entities with the City funding 50 percent, the County 25 and the LLA 25 percent.

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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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