Search results for: Avon River

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  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, and partners began constructing oyster reefs in the Tred Avon River, April 30, 2015, just as restoration on 370 acres wraps up in Harris Creek. Restoration in the Tred Avon River includes constructing up to 24 acres of approximately 1-foot reefs in water 9 to 20 feet […]

  • 6 July 2011

    A Christchurch local politician is calling for action after the seaside suburb of New Brighton flooded again on Wednesday…   (radionz) [mappress] Source: radionz, July 6, 2011;

  • 25 October 2010

    Campaigners are celebrating after important dredging work was carried out on the River Avon. After years of calling for silt to be scraped… (thisisgloucestershire) [mappress] Source: thisisgloucestershire, October 25, 2010;

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Avon cleanup program in Bath is currently underway. The Environment Agency is removing abandoned cars and up to 150 shopping trolleys from the riverbed in the center of the city. The abandoned vehicles and other objects were identified by the Environment Agency during a recent survey of the city’s flood defenses. They have […]

  • 10 March 2014

    BD Westby has started to dredge the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon, reports the Stratford Herald. River Avon was previously dredged in 2001. Dredging operations, undertaken under the Clopton and Tramway bridges, are scheduled to last three to four weeks. “We’re removing the deposits of leaves and branches and sand that’s washed down the river,“ said […]

  • 10 April 2013

    From April 9, boaters will once again be able to navigate the River Avon between Bristol and Bath, after a large quantity of silt, built-up throughout a torrid winter of downpours and flooding, has been removed from Hanham Lock. The lock has been closed since October due to excessively high water levels, which carried silt […]

  • 30 July 2012

    Over £230,000 has been awarded to the Wessex Chalk Streams Project to undertake restoration work along the River Avon. The funding will allow the Wessex Chalk Streams Project (WCSP) to work with local angling clubs and landowners to develop and deliver river restoration projects along the River Avon and its tributaries. The WCSP combines expertise […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    A project to upgrade and improve the coastal defenses and promenade at Avon Beach reached completion last week after contractors and council engineers pulled out all the stops to ensure the site is fully open and operational for the start of the summer season, Christchurch Borough Council reports.  These works, undertaken by PT Contractors Ltd, involved raising […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Avon Beach Promenade improvement works in Christchurch will begin later this month, reports the Dorset County Council. As part of the council’s ongoing program of works to improve and renovate the coastal defenses, these works will see the lower section of the promenade raised by approximately 900mm and some of the promenade widened. These improvements […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work has been completed on a £2.7 million improvement project undertaken by ABP South Wales to upgrade Green Park Weir on the River Afan in Port Talbot. The Weir was officially reopened by Aberavon AM David Rees on Thursday 14th September. Green Park Weir improvement project was the result of several years of collaboration between […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A joint £80 million project by South Gloucestershire and Bristol City Councils and the Environment Agency, is being designed to protect the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) and 2,500 homes against the possibility of rare but severe flooding. The scheme will also create at least 80 hectares of new wetland habitats for internationally important birdlife. […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has recently completed a major project that will make it easier for boat owners and holidaying tourists to visit Wiltshire’s Kennet and Avon Canal this summer. Over the past six months, the trust has been dredging the canal and has removed 17,000 tonnes of silt. Paul Fox, from the Canal […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust, the guardian of 2,000 miles of historic waterways across England and Wales, has started work on a project to dredge sections of the 78 mile Kennet and Avon Canal. The work, which is costing the Trust £1 million and will last two years, will focus on areas along the Kennet and […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Kennet and Avon Canal, a waterway in southern England, will soon have one mile of newly restored bank. Restoration works on the portion of a 87 miles long canal are in full swing. According to Oda Dijksterhuis from the Canal and River Trust, the “green method” being used to rebuild the bank was similar […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    People in Wiltshire and Berkshire are invited to take a charity boat trip along the scenic Kennet and Avon Canal on Sunday, 25 May. The trips will raise money for vital repairs to the waterway, which was damaged by the torrential weather earlier in the year. These trips, which are being run by the Kennet […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waterway restoration will be at the top of the agenda during a special workshop taking place in May aimed at starting to overcome some of the big challenges facing restoration groups across the country. The workshop, being hosted by the Canal and River Trust and The Inland Waterways Association, is intended to become an annual […]

  • 26 June 2012

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. visited the Shark River Inlet to highlight maintenance dredging that began there on June 20. The dredging is conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the safety and accessibility of the inlet. Funding for this project was included in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget at Congressman Pallone’s request. Two […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    North Canterbury Fish & Game staff recently spent two weeks co-ordinating the removal of sediment from the Wairarapa Stream in western Christchurch, according to the Fish & Game New Zealand latest announcement. During this cleanup scheme, sixty-five tonnes of accumulated silt was blasted out of the Christchurch stream, one of the Avon River’s most important tributaries. The […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Final General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project are now available online, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The San Francisco Bay to Stockton Navigation Improvement Project was originally authorized by Congress in the Rivers and Harbors (R&H) Act of […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is still on target to complete the construction stage of the Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme this Spring 2018, subject to weather conditions. The Badsey Brook catchment runs from the Cotswold hills through the communities of Broadway, Childswickham, Murcot, Wickhamford, Badsey and Aldington to the River Avon. The scheme included the […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £50,000 dredging operation is about to get underway as the Canal & River Trust makes it easier for boaters to visit Stratford upon Avon. The charity, which cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, is getting ready to dredge sections of Bancroft Basin making it easier for visiting boats to moor […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ trailing suction hopper Dredge Wheeler is about to undergo major repairs, according to the FedBizOpps. The $4.56 million drydocking and repair contract was awarded to World Marine of Alabama (WMA) on September 15, 2017. Since the Wheeler’s commissioning at Avondale Shipyards in 1982, WMA’s facility in Mobile, Alabama has drydocked and repaired the vessel on […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s New England District has once again collaborated with the Schools to Careers Partnership to sponsor a daylong event as part of the Program’s three-day Bioengineering Symposium. “This is the second year the District has done a full site tour – last year we toured Muddy River – but this is the fourth year […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is continuing work on the Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme that will reduce flood risk to properties along the Badsey and Bunches Brook in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot and Aldington to the River Avon. As a condition of the planning application, detailed archaeological investigations, part funded by Worcestershire County Council, are being carried […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord has just released an interesting overview of the business year 2016. Explaining the year as “a busy, productive and exciting one“, the company rounded up 2016 with some of the key highlights and achievements, putting them all in one story named “2016 – a year in pictures and words“. January January saw Team […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency recently awarded CH2M two significant flood defense projects, Bridgwater Tidal Barrier Appraisal and conducting the Avonmouth-Severnside Enterprise Area Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defense study. “We have a long history of working with the Environment Agency on successful projects to protect local communities from flooding and natural disasters, and these new projects will […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing maintenance dredging of rock and hard packed sand from portions of the Pawcatuck River, Little Narragansett Bay, and Watch Hill Cove Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Westerly, Rhode Island, and Stonington, Connecticut. The state of Rhode Island is the local sponsor for the proposed […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Multicat Avon and deck barge JML36 are currently on charter to VolkerStevin who are delivering a £14.5m scheme to improve the tidal flood defenses along the East Bank of the River Arun in Littlehampton on behalf of the environment agency. The scheme includes flood defenses from the lighthouse on the Promenade, to north of the […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging/de-silting of two rivers in Tewksbury to help reduce the risk of flooding has been welcomed by Gloucestershire County Council. The work to remove silt from two places in the River Swilgate and Carrant Brook will help move water through the area faster and reduce the risk of flooding. The areas have been selected […]