CPRA, Grand Isle Independent Levee District Join Forces

CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline and Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle, Image source: la.gov

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Grand Isle Independent Levee District to close a large gap in the protective breakwater alignment on the bayside of Grand Isle.

The estimated $6.5 million project will be fully funded by the CPRA.

According to their official announcement, the Levee District will manage the construction of segmented breakwaters, closing an approximately one mile gap in protection infrastructure along the island.

CPRA Board Chairman Chip Kline and David Camardelle, Mayor of Grand Isle and President of the Grand Isle Independent Levee District, signed the Intergovernmental Agreement in Baton Rouge days after the passage of Hurricane Barry.

The Levee District will construct an access channel and lay down an estimated 28,651 square yards of geotextile fabric on the bayside water bottom as the base for 62,426 tons of rock riprap that will form 17 breakwater structures, each measuring 350 feet in length.

An additional segment will be placed adjacent to the Highway 1 Bridge at the entrance to Grand Isle.

It is expected that the construction will begin in September.

 

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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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