Dredging Program Underway on Peach Bottom Marina

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The Peach Bottom Marina, located on Fulton Township’s Peters Creek in Pennsylvania, closed September 3 for dredging and other improvements.

According to Deena O’Brien, a spokesperson for Exelon Energy, the work will include dredging about 9,000 cubic yards of sediment from Peters Creek.

Removing that much sediment will give the marina and its access to the Susquehanna between one and five more feet of draft – the space between a boat’s keel and the bottom of the creek.

These works will make it easier for boats to use the facility and will also allow boats to pass under the Norfolk Southern bridge that spans the creek between the marina and the river.

The dredged soil will  be stored in geotubes, textile tubes that allows the water to filter out while retaining the solids.

The process, called de-watering, will take most of the winter.

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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.

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