Kenai Bluffs Bank Stabilization Study on Display

Representatives with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Alaska District will conduct a public meeting about the Kenai Bluffs Bank Stabilization Section 116 feasibility study.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center, USACE said.

The Corps has prepared a draft integrated feasibility report, environmental assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI, for the study.

The project consists of constructing a berm about 5,000 feet long below the Kenai Bluffs toe. It is designed to prevent flood tides from washing away material that collects at the bluff toe and coastal storms from eroding the lower portion of the bluff.

As the material accumulates between the berm and toe of the bluff, the bluff face will be left to erode back naturally to a more stable slope, which is estimated to take up to 15 years.

The proposed project description and potential environmental impacts are available for public review and comment for 30 days from the date of this notice, USACE said.

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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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