USACE Starts Bank Stabilization Work Near Gull Lake Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has started working on a bank stabilization repair project along the Gull River near the Corps’ Gull Lake Dam, near Brainerd, Minnesota.

The Corps’ maintenance and repair crew out of Fountain City, Wisconsin, is performing the repairs.

According to the Corps, construction should be completed by early December. “The construction completion timeline may be impacted by site conditions and/or inclement weather.”

The repairs include bringing in sand and topsoil to fill cracks that developed when the embankment eroded as well as placing riprap, or rock material, to protect the repairs and prevent future erosion. The Gull Lake Dam Road will be reopened to traffic once the repairs are complete.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response.

 

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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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