USACE to Host Open House on Mississippi River Pool 4

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an open house in Red Wing, Minnesota, April 4, to discuss a habitat improvement study in and around Pierce County Islands and the Head of Lake Pepin in Upper Pool 4 of the Mississippi River. 

According to the Corps, the open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. with a short presentation at 5:30 p.m., in the Laurentine Room at the St. James Hotel.

USACE and Wisconsin DNR officials and staff from other resource agencies will be available during the open house to answer questions and listen to feedback.

This study will explore opportunities to use Pool 4 dredged material to improve the ecosystem. Potential opportunities include using dredged material to build islands, dredging backwater areas, creating and/or improving wetlands, stabilizing the shoreline and planting floodplain forest.

The Corps and Wisconsin DNR will present alternative restoration concepts for public input.

 

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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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