Lost Island Dredge Work Progresses

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has just release the latest update on their Lost Island dredge work, saying that nearly 420,000 cubic yards have been removed to date.

Last year, the West Newton Chute Boat Landing was closed while operations began to remove nearly 1.3 million cubic yards of dredged material from Lost Island.

The closure of the landing, 3 miles downstream ALMA Wisconsin: Historic River Town, remains to ensure safety and security while heavy equipment crews remove the spoil to a permanent, upland placement site.

The dredging activity is expected to be complete by the end of fall 2019, USACE said.

USACE awarded the contract to remove around 1.3 million cubic yards of dredged material from Lost Island, a temporary storage area west of Buffalo City, Wisconsin, in September 2016.

The material is being moved to a permanent upland placement site located in Kellogg.

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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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