USACE Seeks Comments on Pigs Eye Lake Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, yesterday released a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a project to restore backwater habitat on Pigs Eye Lake, near St. Paul.

The proposed project, planned in collaboration with Ramsey County, will enhance and restore backwater habitat by creating island and wetland features on Pigs Eye Lake using material dredged from the Mississippi River by the Corps of Engineers during routine maintenance of the navigation channel.

Under the project, a complex of seven islands will be constructed, benefiting the area by serving as wind barriers to reduce shoreline erosion, improving habitat for migratory birds, stabilizing the lake bottom and providing a beneficial use for more than 400,000 cubic yards of dredged material.

The proposed fill action also involves placing clean sand, topsoil and rock into Pigs Eye Lake with a total footprint of approximately 40 acres.

Work is scheduled to begin in 2019 and anticipated to take approximately two years for construction and planting, with additional monitoring and management to follow, said USACE.

 

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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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