USACE Finalizing Dredge Readiness Plan for GIWW

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is completing a Dredge Readiness and Operations Plan (DROP) for the 160-mile Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) to Anclote River.

According to the Corps, the plan will outline maintenance dredging locations and anticipated completion timeframes for identified dredging priorities.

It is anticipated that all required dredging will take place over the next 10-15 years, including a 2018 dredging event at Venice Inlet.

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from the Caloosahatchee River to the Anclote River, which includes the area near Venice, was authorized by Chapter 19 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1945 (PL 79-14) in accordance with House Document Number 371, 76th Congress. Route modifications were authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Acts of 1948 (PL 80-858), 1950 (PL 81-516) and 1954 (PL 83-780).

The authorization directed the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct and maintain 160 miles of Intracoastal Waterway to ensure safe and operable navigation to a depth of 9 feet plus 2 feet of over depth Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).

The waterway construction began in 1960 and was completed in 1967. The project winds through Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, and Pinellas Counties, Florida. The West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) is the non-Federal sponsor for this Project.

 

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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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