Dredge Goetz Working Along the Mississippi River

USACE photo by Adrian Loewenhagen

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, is currently dredging in Pool 9 of the Mississippi River, near Lansing, Iowa, through August 18.

According to the Corps Dredging Notice, the district’s hydraulic Dredge Goetz is currently on-site and will be operating 24 hours a day.

USACE also added that this dredging operation includes the dredge vessel, quarters barge, tow boats and a floating pipe to pump the material to a temporary storage site.

Recreational boaters are asked to proceed with caution and observe slow no wake while operating near river mile 664.3-665.8,” said USACE in the Notice.

The St. Paul District Dredge Goetz – christened on June 24, 2005 – is a 225 feet long vessel, 39 feet wide and has a five-foot draft. The Dredge Goetz is being used by the Corps to maintain 850 miles of the Upper Mississippi River, 355 miles of the Illinois River and 24 miles of the St. Croix River.

 

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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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