USACE: Rice Lake Ribbon Cutting on October 12

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with its partners at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project Thursday, on October 12.

The ceremony, which celebrates the completion of the habitat restoration project, will be held at the Rice Lake Pump Station near 18790 N Banner Dike Road, Banner, Illinois, USACE said.

The Rice Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project, which is part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, was developed, designed and constructed to restore wetland and aquatic habitat needed to support plant and waterfowl along the Illinois River.

The Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, which has projects on both the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway, has restored more than 102,000 acres of habitat over the past 30 years.

The $9.3 million project has enhanced habitats within the Rice Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area through the following features: natural spillway repairs, construction of an overflow spillway, a spillway access road, outlet structure, pump station, pump station control building, discharge channel with associated berms and water control stoplog structures.

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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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