Levee L550 Repair Project Progresses

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Significant progress is being made towards closure of the northern breach of Levee L550 between Watson and Rock Port, Missouri.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, last month awarded a $22.1 million contract to Weston Solutions of West Chester, PA for initial breach repairs to the L550-561 levee system.

The contractor has switched from dredging to mechanical placement, and has advanced the sand closure berm roughly 750 linear feet of the needed 1200 linear feet closure alignment.

This initial breach repair will reduce the risk of flooding to help protect critical infrastructure in the mentioned areas.

According to Rachel Shrader, Project Manager, Omaha District System Restoration Team, these initial breach repairs will increase flood risk management to the area behind the levee as the team works on repair solutions for fully rehabilitating the levee system.

Image source: USACE

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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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