Northumberland Flood Scheme Wrapped Up

The final part of the Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council’s multi-million pound flood scheme in Morpeth is complete.

Work to construct Cotting Burn dam was the last piece of work on the multi-million pound flood scheme.

The dam works alongside other flood protection measures to reduce flood risk to around 1,000 properties in Morpeth.

To reduce the risk of flooding from the River Wansbeck, in-town defenses were completed first, followed by the large upstream storage area at Mitford, which has already operated to protect the community.

This year, tree poles were installed into the river near to Lowford Bridge to prevent large debris from reaching the town center.

The construction of the new dam and storage area, which reduces the risk of flooding from the Cotting Burn, was finished in May and it is now operational.

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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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