Newt Marine Service to Repair L601 Levee on the Missouri River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded an $8.5 million contract Wednesday to close a breach in the L601 levee along the Missouri River near river mile 583, northwest of Bartlett, in Mills County Iowa.

USACE awarded the contract to Newt Marine Service out of Dubuque, Iowa.

The breach closure will ensure that a minimum level of protection is provided during repairs of critical infrastructure behind the levee, such as the I-29.

The initial breach closure is scheduled for completion in 30 days and the placement of all material in the breach is scheduled to be completed in 80 days.

The site was complicated by difficult access to the identified borrow area,” said Jeremy Szynskie, Project Manager for USACE. “To help with this, the contractor plans to bring 2-3 smaller dredges to the project and use sand from the area on the land side of the levee.”

The Omaha District continues to perform levee assessments as waters subside, and planning is still underway to repair the 50 breaches caused by the March high runoff event.

Final repairs will be made to the same level of flood risk reduction authorized by Congress, in place prior to March.

 

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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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