Caillou Lake Headlands Restoration Project Nears End

Another barrier island restoration project is nearing completion on Whiskey Island off the coast of Louisiana, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This time it is the Caillou Lake Headlands Restoration Project which uses sediment from the Ship Shoal, an offshore sand source that EPA proposed for use in a 2002.

The Caillou Lake project includes restoring the entire shoreline of the barrier island commonly known as Whiskey Island in Terrebonne Parish.

Utilizing a hydraulic cutter suction dredge and booster stations, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will dredge an estimated 10.4 million cubic yards of sand and pump it 14 miles through a submerged pipeline to create more than 900 acres of barrier island and marsh habitat.

The Restoration of the island will provide a buffer to help reduce the full force and effects of wave action, saltwater intrusion, storm surge and tidal currents on associated estuaries and wetlands. It will also provide wetland habitat for a diverse number of plant and animal species.

According to some EPA officials, the Caillou Lake Headlands Restoration Project will be completed in the next few weeks.

 

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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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