Niagara County Shoreline Restoration on the Way

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $1.9 million in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County.

The funds – administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline, which was severely damaged by flooding that took place in Lake Ontario in 2017.

The flooding of Lake Ontario in 2017 devastated shoreline communities and recreational spaces such as Krull Park and the regional economy right alongside it,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding is a critical investment that will help Niagara County restore the Krull Park shoreline, improve its resiliency to future extreme weather events and ensure the lakeshore economy continues to thrive.”

New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline experienced severe flooding in the summer of 2017 after heavy rains in the spring.

Krull Park Beach was impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding and remained closed that summer due to shoreline damage caused by high water levels and harsh rainstorms.

In November of 2017, FEMA issued a major disaster declaration for the area surrounding the Lake Ontario shoreline, following a major push from Schumer and Gillibrand.

 

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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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