Funding Secured for Bloomsburg Flood Protection Project

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Wednesday Senator John Gordner, Representative David Millard, and other elected officials to announce the approval of funding to support a comprehensive flood protection project for the town of Bloomsburg.

This announcement comes after years of the administration working with the community to secure funding to enable the project to begin, and is the first recent, major flood protection project focused on specifically protecting residents.

The $10.75 million in funding, secured by DCED from the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program, will enable Bloomsburg to undertake the flood protection project that will help community facilities, including the local high school, and more than 100 homes in the town from future flooding from the Susquehanna River.

Among other things, this comprehensive project will include the construction of approximately 4,700 linear feet of earthen levy. The levy will be constructed primarily on land owned by the town in the southern sector north of Fort McClure Boulevard.

The levy wall will extend from the existing levy wall located near Barton Street, surround the middle school, and extend from Railroad to Center Street.

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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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