Miami Harbor Navigation Project Available for Comment

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced a draft environmental assessment and proposed finding of no significant impact for the operation and maintenance dredging and dredged material placement for the Miami Harbor Navigation Project inner harbor, Miami-Dade County.

As USACE reported, the purpose of harbor dredging maintenance is to enable safe and efficient vessel navigation through federal channels.

The accumulation of sediment, commonly referred to as shoaling, in the harbor has reduced depths and widths, hindering safe and efficient navigation.

Periodic dredging is required to remove these sediments and maintain the channel at its federally authorized dimensions.

The Corps surveyed existing conditions and considered the current maintenance needs, if any. Based on survey results, the Corps concludes that only the inner harbor cuts of the Miami Harbor project warrant maintenance dredging at this time.

The Preferred Alternative consists of dredging approximately 100,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from within the inner harbor to maintain authorized dimensions. Dredged material will be placed in the Miami Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site.

Details on the Preferred Alternative can be found in the draft environmental assessment (EA). The draft EA, associated appendices, and proposed finding of no significant impact are available for review here.

The draft information is available for public comment up until August 19, 2019.

 

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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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