USACE Pens Design Agreement for LA River Ecosystem Restoration

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District has signed a design agreement to move forward with the LA River Ecosystem Restoration project at a recent meeting with city officials.

The agreement was formally presented to Gary Lee Moore, Los Angeles city engineer, and Carol Armstrong, executive officer to the Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of City Services, during a January 19 LA River site visit with Corps senior leaders, including Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of the Corps; Brig. Gen. Pete Helmlinger, commanding general, South Pacific Division; and Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the Los Angeles District.

The project proposes restoration measures in and along an 11-mile stretch of the river to reestablish scarce riparian strand, freshwater marsh and aquatic habitat, while maintaining existing levels of flood risk management.

The plan will restore about 719 acres by widening the river in key areas using terracing and restructuring channel banks to support vegetation, create side channels and off-channel marsh, daylight small streams and remove invasive vegetation.

Associated recreation features include trails, vista points, educational amenities and pedestrian bridges.

Total estimated cost of the project is $1.4 billion and the design agreement will allow the District to begin the preconstruction, engineering and design phase of the project.

The first project feature is scheduled to be awarded for construction in fiscal year 2022.

 

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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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