EIS Available for San Francisco to Stockton Navigation Improvement

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The Draft General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project, prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is available for public review, said USACE in their latest announcement. 

The study area is a 13.2 mile length of navigation channel spanning central San Francisco Bay to Avon just east of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and includes the Pinole Shoal Channel, and the Bulls Head Reach portion of the Suisun Bay Channel.

“Although the navigation channels in the study area are authorized to a depth of up to -45 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), the channels are currently maintained to only -35 feet MLLW,” said USACE.

The proposed project includes deepening the existing maintained channel depth of the Pinole Shoal Channel and Bulls Head Reach (Suisun Bay) from -35 feet to -38 feet MLLW, dredging a 2,600 foot sediment trap at Bulls Head Reach with a depth of -42 feet MLLW, plus 2 feet of overdepth, leveling the rock outcrop located to the west of Pinole Shoal from a peak of 39.7 feet MLLW to 43 feet MLLW, and using the dredged material at permitted beneficial reuse sites.

According to USACE, all comments should be submitted before June 24, 2019.

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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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