Oceanside Maintenance Dredging Project Postponed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District announced on May 23 it would delay it’s annual maintenance dredging of Oceanside Harbor, typically expected to begin in April.

As USACE reported, the water quality certification used in previous dredging operations expired and a new Section 401 permit was not obtained in order to conduct dredging in May.

The Corps also added that they will coordinate with Oceanside officials to determine if dredging is necessary in the fall or if it should occur in spring 2019.

Corps survey crews are monitoring the harbor’s entrance channel to ensure sufficient depth for safe navigation. Plans call for the Corps to work with the Harbor Patrol to do monthly depth checks to monitor the progression of tip shoals that form on the north and south jetties that could encroach on the channel,” USACE announced.

Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging is an annual project conducted to maintain the federal channel within the harbor at its authorized depth and to provide safe navigation for the recreational, commercial and military vessels that use the channel.

In 2017, Corps contractor Manson Construction successfully removed 440,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand from the harbor and placed it along Oceanside’s beaches. Typical years see an average of about 250,000 cubic yards of dredged material from the harbor.

 

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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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