VIDEO: Bayou Bonfouca Dredging Kicks Off

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said in its latest announcement that the Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation project began active dredging last week. 

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina battered the northeastern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and the marshes between the shore and the City of Slidell, Louisiana with winds and storm surge.

Over the course of two days, thousands of acres of marsh were stripped away and breaches in the shoreline began to form.

Since then, the area has continued to decay as tidal action and wind driven fetch has increased the size of shoreline breaches and chewed away precious marsh habitat.

The Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation project aims to reverse this trend, by creating or nourishing nearly 1,000 acres of intermediate marsh, creating valuable habitat for flora and fauna of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and providing a storm surge buffer between the City of Slidell and Lake Pontchartrain.

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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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