Funding Boost for Rye Harbor Maintenance Dredging

The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that funds the Departments of Defense and Energy, as well as important infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, helped procure $7.75 billion for the Army Corps to complete necessary infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and across the country.

This is $751.5 million above last year’s funding level, and includes the funding necessary to begin maintenance dredging of Rye Harbor.

Shaheen also added language to the bill that urges USACE to expedite scheduled maintenance at small and low-use ports that have experienced unexpected levels of deterioration since their last dredging.

Once funding legislation is approved by Congress, the Corps will develop its Work Plan for FY2020.

Senator Shaheen has continuously pushed for dredging at the harbor, writing a letter to the Corps last October urging them to prioritize the project and touring the harbor last month to see the shoaling up close and discuss the issue with Corps officials and local fishermen.

After continued advocacy by Shaheen, last year the Corps included emergency dredging for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor in its 2019 Work Plan.

 

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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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