PHOTO: J.E. McAmis Crew Busy on Swinomish River

J.E. McAmis, Inc. of Chico, California, has just released these beautiful photos from their Swinomish River dredging operations.

Under this cleanup project, J.E. McAmis 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,” according to USACE’s Seattle District.

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.

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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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