South Sacramento Flood Protection Project Complete

Federal, state and local leaders recently celebrated the completion of the South Sacramento County Streams project during a media event at Florin Creek Park.

The $105 million South Sacramento County Streams project constructed channel and levee improvements, floodwalls, detention facilities, and provided ecosystem restoration and recreation features to areas within the Morrison Creek stream basin. The Morrison Creek Stream Basin includes Morrison, Elder, Florin, Unionhouse and Laguna creeks, covering about 180 square miles.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui, who’s 6th District covers much of the project area, believes in the value of flood risk reduction projects for the community.

As we head into the next flood season, I am happy to report that another flood protection project is complete. Today is an important milestone in our ongoing work to bolster flood protection in our region,” said Rep. Matsui. “The improvements we’ve made through the South Sacramento Streams project will provide thousands of residents in the area with better protection from floods. I look forward to continuing to work with the Army Corps and our local partners to ensure we are making the investments we need to secure our flood infrastructure now and into the future.

The project, which received the 2017 Project of the Year award from the American Public Works Association Sacramento Chapter for its Florin Creek channel improvements, will help lower the flood risk for nearly $5.6 billion of infrastructure within the project area, and will remove about 3,000 parcels from a FEMA hazard zone.

 

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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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