South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project Moving Forward

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The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project, which had been a study into providing flood protection in the densely-populated area spanning the South Bay from Palo Alto to San Leandro, is moving forward now that $177 million in federal funding has been secured.

Along with the Corps, the two other sponsors of the project are the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the California State Coastal Conservancy.

Representatives from the three came together in late July at the Don Edwards Education Center in Alviso where they outlined the status of the project and its significance for the region.

We’ve got a lot of businesses that are right on this floodplain,” said State Senator Bob Wieckowski who is pushing for $7 million in additional California funding for the project designed to protect the area from storm surges and flooding. “We want to prevent some of the economic shock that’s going to occur if we have flooding.”

The project also includes habitat restoration. “The federal government has been good to us with the $177 million,” said Santa Clara Valley Water District Chairman Richard Santos.

According to the Corps, San Francisco District, all but $71 million of the cost will be reimbursed to the federal government. Construction is set to begin next year.

 

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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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