DEQ: Significant Achievement in St. Clair River Restoration

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced a significant achievement in the restoration of the St. Clair River.

Twelve projects were completed to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, DEQ said in their latest release.

The projects span from the upper river to the Lake St. Clair delta and restored shoreline, wetlands, tributaries and spawning reefs in the river.

The St. Clair River carries Great Lakes water from Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair and forms a natural border with Michigan’s Canadian neighbors. It was designated as a binational Area of Concern (AOC) under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement due to pollution and habitat loss.

Much of the habitat loss occurred due to filling, draining, and dredging from historic riverfront development activities. Negative impacts to the river were labeled Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs), said DEQ.

 

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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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