Los Angeles River Channel Wall Repairs Underway

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a contract for like-for-like repair of damaged embankment and levee toe within the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River Flood Control Channel at Reach 4D.

In order to conduct the repair, a limited portion of the channel will be dewatered. Approximately 3,000 square feet of vegetation and sediment will be removed to facilitate the dewatering process. A temporary access ramp into the channel will also be installed.

This week the contractor, JF Engineering, was able to mobilize into the lot off of Rigali Ave. Security fencing was set up on top of the levee, Conex boxes were placed in the staging area, and HESCOs were opened up to allow for access ramp construction.

Also, the access ramp was constructed this week and the excavator has begun to remove derrick stone located along the levee toe to allow for the dewatering barriers to be installed.

The Corps biologist also completed the pre-construction surveys for Endangered Species Act-listed wildlife species in the project area.

According to the Corps, the construction period will last approximately 5 months.

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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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