Marysville Ring Levee Scheme Continues

Construction of a small but necessary section of the Marysville Ring Levee is underway and should be completed by mid-August 2017, maintaining momentum on the project to lessen flood risk in the northern California town of Marysville, USACE said in its latest release. 

The current construction was funded at approximately $825,000 and the site is located in the center of a railway intersection known as Binney Junction.

The contract was awarded to Patterson Taber General Engineering of Marysville.

The focus of this keystone-shaped site is stability berm construction, along with installation of small wells and equipment for future monitoring of the levee system.

The ring levee project is a partnership between the Sacramento District, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Marysville Levee District.

Groundbreaking on the $10.8 million first phase took place in September 2010. Funding was provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The state of California appropriated $17 million toward the project as part of their commitment to upgrade the state’s levee systems. Upon completion, Marysville’s levee system will meet the state-mandated 1-in-200 annual chance of flooding for urban areas, making it one of the lowest at-risk cities in California’s Central Valley.

With adequate funding, the four-phase, $153 million Marysville project is slated to be completed in 2022 and will reduce flood risk for this historic town of 12,000 residents on the Yuba and Feather rivers, 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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