USACE Reminds Boaters of Safe Boating Practices Around Poplar Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is urging boaters to carry out safe boating practices in the Chesapeake Bay this National Safe Boating Week, as ongoing construction activities continue near Poplar Island.

The public’s safety all year round, not just during National Safe Boating Week, continues to be our number one priority as we continue our efforts to inform the public of the construction area that extends north of Poplar Island,” said Justin Callahan, project manager for the Baltimore District’s Poplar Island project.

The construction zone around Poplar Island, which extends more than one mile north of the existing island, is marked by a total of 50 cautionary buoys.

This construction is part of Baltimore District’s Poplar Island expansion project, which is a partnership with the Maryland Port Administration, to create an additional 575 acres of remote island habitat using clean material dredged from the Maryland Chesapeake Bay approach channels to the Port of Baltimore.

Large rocks and sand are first placed to create dikes to outline the expansion cells, allowing dredge material to later be placed within the cell.

These large, submerged rocks are currently being placed within the area outlined by the cautionary buoys and will only pose a hazard to vessels that venture inside this zone, reported the Corps.

 

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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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