PHOTO UPDATE: Unity Island Project Moves Ahead

Image source: USACE

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander BG, Mark Toy, last week toured the USACE Unity Island Beneficial Use of dredged sediment project.

The first of of its kind project on Lake Erie is a model for future projects on the Great Lakes, and an example of ”whole government“ working together, USACE said.

The beneficial use of dredged sediment Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is a formal agreement between the City of Buffalo and USACE that allows the project to move forward with design and eventually construction.

As part of the project, the dredged sediment is being placed to create wetlands and allow for the planting of emergent and submerged plants throughout the North Pond. In addition, the existing stone dike was opened recently to connect the Niagara River with the North Pond, thereby allowing fish to pass between them.

The “beneficial use” project is the first of its kind in the Great Lakes, and is being done in conjunction with an ongoing demonstration project at Unity Island to replace invasive species in the region with native species to help promote the expansion of native biodiversity.

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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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