San Jacinto Dredging Gets Strong Support

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U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw, along with Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Representative Kevin Brady, sent a letter recently to Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor requesting FEMA’s swift approval of the City of Houston’s new San Jacinto river mouth bar dredging plan.

While FEMA has already completed its initial debris removal mission, sediment brought by Hurricane Harvey still exists in the San Jacinto river mouth-bar.

According to the officials, to protect Houston, Kingwood, and Humble residents from future flooding, it is imperative that the remaining debris is removed.

“The City of Houston recently filed a Project Worksheet (PW) for debris removal as Category A work under the Public Assistance program,” the group wrote.

“We urge you to use any and all necessary FEMA resources to expeditiously review and approve the city’s PW. Delay will only increase costs and prevent FEMA from fully leveraging presently available dredging assets.”

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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