USACE Authorizes Lyman Floodplain Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials approved a Flood Plain Management Study for the town of Lyman, Washington, and provided the Seattle District $40,000 to complete it.

The flood plain study will look at long-term solutions the town could implement to reduce future flood risk for its residences. The program does not give the Corps authority to complete detailed final designs or perform any construction activities.

“It will be Lyman’s responsibility to fund, request grants or work with other agencies to implement any recommendations from this study,” said Seattle District Flood Plain Manager Travis Ball. “By developing a conceptual approach with supporting data and analysis, it should help the town secure funding.”

The flood plain study was one recommendation from the meeting and in addition to it, the Corps is providing technical and engineering expertise to help the town develop a flood contingency plan. It’s extremely important for local governments to have a contingency plan, according to Weber.

The plan identifies specific actions to ensure community safety and can help expedite getting aid by ensuring they meet county, state or federal requirements or authorities.

Following the December 18 meeting, Weber and Ball stayed after to provide assistance as the town began creating a plan and continue providing technical and engineering advice.

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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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