Dredge Murden Ready for the Intracoastal Waterway Project

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The Army Corps’ dredge Murden arrived in Martin County August 1st to dredge a problematic shoal creating a safety concern within the Crossroads reach of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW).

The Crossroads reach is where three federal channels come together: the IWW, the Okeechobee Waterway and the St. Lucie Inlet.

Due to the confluence of these three waterways, this area has the highest shoaling rate within the IWW.

The dredge Murden will over the next month remove approximately 40,000 cubic yards of sand within the IWW that is currently causing dangerous conditions.

Work consists of maintenance dredging to the authorized project depth of 10-feet, plus 2-feet of allowable overdepth for a total of roughly 40,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand, reported the Corps.

USACE coordinated with Martin County on the effort and determined placement of the material will be within the existing St. Lucie Impoundment Basin, which is located within the jetty area on the north side of the St. Lucie Inlet.

The material can then be used for local Martin County beach efforts.

 

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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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