DSC Wolverine Class Dredge Working on Carpinteria Salt Marsh Project

Schock Contracting Corporation and Tierra Contracting, in combination with DSC Dredge, joined their forces recently to accomplish the emergency dredging project in Carpinteria Salt Marsh.

Carpinteria, a small California town approximately 80 miles north of Los Angeles, sits right on the Pacific Ocean with mountains just behind it.

Unfortunately, this past year has been very difficult for this region. Wild fires ravaged the mountains and left the hills completely void of vegetation.

There are small drainage canals that drain off the mountains to the Pacific. All along the beach is a housing development called Sandy Land. These homes were under a threat due to mud slides from the mountains.

Some of the canal has been drag lined, but closer to the Pacific it wanders through the neighborhood. Due to this crisis situation, the State of California issued a 30 day emergency dredging permit to clear the drainage canal.

The DSC 10-inch Wolverine Class dredge was ordered under high priority emergency circumstances requiring delivery by March 15, 2018.

The dredge was purchased by Schock Contracting Corporation, after they were awarded the Carpinteria Salt Marsh emergency dredging project by the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.

A DSC Field Technician was onsite March 14th to provide dredging project overview, assist in off-loading the Wolverine dredge, and complete commissioning and training in dredge operation.

The channel being dredged is “plus bank” dredging, which has not been fast moving. During this project there has been a two-day emergency evacuation of the neighborhood. DSC Dredge is doing its part in assisting to solve an emergency situation.

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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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