Torrey Pines Dredging Project Proposed

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The Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation is proposing to excavate cobble and sand from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve’s lagoon mouth and inlet channels, to restore tidal flow and prevent the lagoon from becoming anoxic and a public health hazard.

“The Corps had previously permitted this work under a Standard Permit Nos. 2007-01134-RRS which expired on September 30, 2018 and now seeks to reauthorize a new ten year maintenance dredging permit with beach nourishment on the adjacent south beach to the lagoon mouth,” according to an official announcement.

The excavation will be accomplished mechanically using a front-loader, excavators and dump trucks to haul sediment when needed.

The dredging and beach nourishment project is located at the river mouth of the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon in the Torrey Pines State Park and Beach and the beach nourishment is located just south of the river mouth along the beach adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway, in the City of San Diego, CA.

Under the plan, sediment spoils would be deposited on the southern bank of the excavated channel and washed out to the ocean when water is released from the lagoon or deposited on the beach, approximately 100-600 feet south of the lagoon mouth and along the median water line, and/or along the rip-rap west of Highway 101.

Currently, the lagoon is closed due to shoaling and recent flood events.

According to USACE, the deadline for submitting the comments on this project is May 8, 2019.

Image source: USACE

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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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