VIDEO: Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation Nears Completion

Image source: lacoast.gov

St. Tammany Parish Government has released an aerial footage of the Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation (PO-104) project, co-sponsored by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

This project aims to create or nourish nearly 1,000 acres of intermediate marsh and will restore valuable habitat for flora and fauna of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and provide a storm surge buffer between the City of Slidell, Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain.

After the project is complete, marsh vegetation should fill in those bare areas, similar to the nearby Goose Point/Point Platte (PO-33) project. Ideally, the rate of interior marsh loss will slow.

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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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