USACE: South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Agreement Inked

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USACE’s San Francisco District Commander, LTC Travis Rayfield, signed an agreement with leaders from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the California State Coastal Conservancy yesterday on a $177 million landmark project to reduce the risk of flooding in a densely populated region of the South Bay.

The project will safeguard homes and businesses in an area at risk of tidal surges and sea level rise by restoring four miles of levees as well as some 2,900 acres of tidal marsh habitat.

According to USACE, the plan also includes construction of four miles of the San Francisco Bay Trail.

The federal government will contribute approximately $74 million to the $177 million project. The state of California will contribute $58 million and the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s share is about $45 million.

The South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project is said to be the “largest restoration project west of the Mississippi 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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