Rhodes Point Scheme in Full Swing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, along with partners the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County, is currently working on a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island.

The program consists of realignment of a portion of the federal navigation channel in Sheep Pen Gut through dredging; construction of two jetties to prevent shoaling in the channel and to reduce the continual need for dredging; and creation of a stone sill along the shoreline to prevent further erosion and contain the clean dredged material from the project.

This work, conducted by Coastal Design & Construction, is being implemented through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continuing Authorities Program, Section 107, which is for navigation improvement projects.

The project is cost shared 90 percent with federal money and 10 percent with non-federal money through Maryland DNR.

Secondary benefits of the scheme include protection of the shoreline from erosion and protection and restoration of wetlands in the area.

The project should take approximately eight months to complete.

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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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