Westport South Jetty Repairs Underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will place about 55,000 cubic yards of sand at the Grays Harbor south jetty breach fill near Westport, Wash., beginning Nov. 14.

The sand placement is intended to protect against continuing erosion and the risk of a breach forming which could threaten the stability of the south jetty and federal navigation channel.

Sand will be placed in the most eroded portions of the spit, which will bring it back to a crest height of 35 feet. This will reinforce this area and provide necessary protection against a breach.

The Corps contracted Northwest Rock Inc., Aberdeen, Washington, to perform the work.

The sand must meet Corps gradation and marine sediment quality standards to nourish the threatened breach fill area.

Construction is planned during daylight hours, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is expected to be finished by March 15.

 

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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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