Silver Lake Dredging Update

Image source: Washington County Planning & Parks Department

Washington County Planning and Parks Department has just released the latest update on the Silver Lake Dredging Project, saying that they are now allowing the dredged sediment to be stored on county property at Henschke Hillside Lake Access.

This sediment (6-18 inches of the lake floor) is being removed from the lake by the Silver Lake Association as an aquatic invasive species management practice. There is also a side dredging project by several landowners in the channel for navigational purposes.

By removing the silt, the bulbils (the “roots”) of the species starry stonewart will be taken out of Silver Lake and control the proliferation in the lake.

Eco Waterways is the company contracted to dredge and the project is managed by the Silver Lake Protection and Rehab District.

Once the sediment is removed, its water content will be drained using geotextile (dewatering) bags.

The project is set to be completed this summer.

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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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