USACE Flood Protection Teams Busy in Washington, Montana and Idaho

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Flood teams from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District initiated work in Oroville, Washington, and Clark Fork, Idaho, during this past weekend, and continued work in Okanogan and Conconully, Washington, and Plains, Montana.

Seattle District’s Okanogan flood team is assisting Okanogan County with berm construction in Oroville at Highway 97 to reduce the flood risk to infrastructure.

Engineers are also in Clark Fork, Idaho, to initiate erosion protection work along the Johnson Creek Road on the Clark Fork River near Clark Fork.

Crews continue rock placement to combat erosion at the Mill Street Bridge in the town of Okanogan along Salmon Creek and berm work in Conconully, Washington, as well as levee strengthening in Plains, Montana.

Teams are also providing technical assistance to Missoula County, Montana, St. Maries, Idaho, and Yakima County, Washington, and the Kalispel Tribe.

USACE, the National Weather Service, Bonner County, Cusick and the Kalispel Tribe provided information to members of the public, elected officials and stakeholders at a May 11 public meeting in Cusick regarding flood preparation and response and Pend Oreille River forecasts.

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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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