The Entrance Dredging Underway

A dredging program on The Entrance Channel is currently underway, the Central Coast Council said in their latest announcement.

Mike Dowling, the council’s Director of Assets and Infrastructure, said that the dredging program is carried out to maintain tidal exchange between the ocean and the estuary.

“Council must balance the delicate environment of The Entrance Channel while enhancing navigation of the area, providing sand nourishment of the local beaches and reducing the risk of localized flooding,” Mr Dowling said.

To do this, council uses fixed cameras to continuously monitor the sand within the channel and completes sand surveys when required.

“Dredging is undertaken, on average, every two years and the sand removed from the channel is used to combat natural erosion at The Entrance and North Entrance beaches.

“We expect to remove more than 60,000 cubic meters of sand during this dredging program, including a small amount west of the bridge.”

Council has dredged The Entrance Channel when needed since 1993, the last dredging program was undertaken in 2015.

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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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