USACE VIDEO: Aerial Tour of San Jacinto River Dredging Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydraulic Engineers, conducted an aerial tour aboard an Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Atascocita, Texas on April 25, 2018.

USACE Galveston’s hydraulic engineer, Michael Garske, was joined with experts from the Engineering Research and Develop Center (ERDC), Vicksburg, Miss., to better understand areas needing dredging to reduce flood risks.

They identified potential dredging sediment deposit sites and areas of excessive shoaling that contribute to area flooding.

Engineers estimate that potentially 1 to 3 million cubic yards, with 3 million cubic yards enough sand to completely fill two and a half Astrodomes, could be removed from the West Fork of the San Jacinto River to help reduce flooding risks.

 

Footage shot Mark Williford, USACE Galveston Public Affairs Chief

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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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