USACE Open House in Mobile

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will host an open house public meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mobile Convention Center, located at 1 South Water Street in downtown Mobile, Alabama.

This event is an opportunity to provide members of the public with information on the tentatively scheduled plan identified in the Mobile Harbor, Mobile, Alabama, Draft General Reevaluation Report with Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GRR/SEIS) released for public comment on July 27, 2018.

Members of the project team will be on hand with graphical displays to discuss preliminary study results and to answer questions related to the proposed project.

The Tentatively Selected Plan includes:

  • Deepening the existing Bar and Bay Channels (including the Choctaw Pass Turning Basin), and a portion of the River Channel by 5 feet (ft) to project depths of 52, 50, and 50ft, respectively; with an additional 2ft for advanced maintenance plus 2ft of allowable overdepth for dredging;
  • Incorporating minor bend easings at the double bends in the Bar Channel approach to the Bay Channel;
  • Widening the Bay Channel from 400ft to 500ft from the mouth of Mobile Bay northward for 3 nautical miles to provide a two-way traffic area for passing;
  • Expanding the Choctaw Pass Turning Basin 250ft to the south (at a depth of 50ft) to better accommodate safe turning of the design vessel and other large vessels.

 

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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