Bayou Sauvage Marsh Restoration Project Complete

Marsh restoration project at Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge that will help protect New Orleans’ shoreline from erosion and flooding has been completed, reported officials.

According to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, During Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, levees on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain suffered extensive damage from storm surge.

In an effort to improve the levee system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had to expand the footprint of the levees. In doing so, the USACE altered wetland habitat on the Refuge and because of this, they were required to mitigate for this loss of Refuge habitat, the officials said.

The marsh creation project used sediment pumped from Lake Pontchartrain, to create over 147 acres of low salinity brackish marsh in what had been open water ponds on the refuge.

Restoration of this wetland area will improve shoreline stability for residents of Orleans Parish, and support waterfowl and estuarine fish habitat for future generations.

Work on the Bayou Sauvage marsh restoration project started in August 2016.

 

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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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