Swinomish River Dredging Work Begins Next Week

Image source: J.E. McAmis

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District plans to begin maintenance dredging work on the Swinomish River during the next week, probably October 17, with an anticipated completion date of November 30.

Under this cleanup project, J.E. McAmis, Inc. of Chico, California will be removing approximately 154,000 cubic yards of material in multiple work-areas.

The channel will remain open. Because of the size of the dredge, normal channel widths will be reduced. Mariners are requested to exercise caution. Boaters should pass on the side of the dredge with two green lights (and/or two diamonds in a line) or radio for instructions,” USACE said.

Congress originally authorized the construction of a channel from Skagit to Fidalgo Bay in 1892. Over the last 126 years, the Corps has periodically dredged the channel to maintain authorized depth of minus 12-feet mean lower low water.

One of the Seattle District’s primary missions is to maintain the navigation channels and harbors in the Pacific Northwest. Maintenance and navigation dredging is done frequently in harbor areas, ports and marinas.

According to USACE, a significant component of Washington’s economy depends on navigation and commerce, which in turn depends on dredging the state’s waterways, such as the Swinomish Channel.

 

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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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