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  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Staff members from Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host their ‘Coastal Connections’ meeting in Belle Chasse today to discuss the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. “Come connect with staff members from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to learn about what we are doing to tackle this coastal crisis by dredging sediment and […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the request of the Quincy, Massachusetts Park and Recreation Department, Larry Oliver, Chief, Evaluation Branch, Engineering/Planning, hosted a site tour and presentation about the Broad Meadows Salt Marsh Restoration Project last month.  The presentation was part of the city’s monthly Environmental Treasures Program. According to the USACE, New England District, over 60 people attended […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    New flood protection along the Bow and Elbow Rivers will protect Calgary and upstream communities from the type of severe flooding that occurred in June 2013, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. “Building Alberta’s flood defenses will help protect families and businesses from a repeat of the devastation experienced in 2013, when more than […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A program to manage the shorelines along the Cle Elum and Yakima rivers within the city of Cle Elum is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology. The update to Cle Elum’s shoreline management plan was adopted by the city last June and is part of a regional effort led by Kittitas County, […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The groundbreaking ceremony at Marsh Lake Dam, scheduled for today, has been cancelled due to blizzard conditions predicted to dump 6 to 11 inches of snow in the area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; and the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District had planned to celebrate […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Matecs BV, a Roosendaal based developer and producer of metal industrial parts for heavy duty usage, is currently producing high pressure (up to 40 bars) dredge valves for DEME’s newbuilding trailing suction hopper dredger Bonny River. These valves have been equipped with wear-resistant liners and a specially developed guiding system for the gate. “All Matecs […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will host a series of public scoping meetings discussing the feasibility of ecosystem restoration in Northern California’s Yuba River watershed in late October and early November. These meetings will present an outline of the study’s purpose, a tentative schedule and provide the first opportunity for public interaction […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded a contract for the maintenance dredging in the River Rouge. Ryba Marine Construction Company from Cheboygan, Michigan, will receive almost $736,000 to dredge the River Rouge in southwest Detroit, Michigan, reported the Army Corps. Under the contract, the company will remove approximately 66,500 cubic yards […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, Riverkeeper’s Abigail M. Jones, staff attorney for the Hudson River Program, will take part in a panel presentation in Newark called “Restoring Our River” on the plans to clean up and restore the Passaic River. Jones will speak about the landmark GE Superfund cleanup of PCB contamination in the Hudson River. Also speaking are […]

  • 7 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Weather permitting, the City of Port Huron, MI, is set to begin sand dredging operations on the mouth of the Black River Canal today. During the dredging work, the Black River Canal will be closed to watercraft from the Tainter gate, located east of Gratiot Avenue, to Lake Huron. Also weather permitting, sand dredged from […]

  • 6 April 2012

    Klang municipality urges The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) to maintain the rivers around Pandamaran, to avoid the repetition of last week’s flash floods. A Klang municipal councilor Lim Lip Suan said: “It’s DID’s job to ensure that the rivers are free of obstruction from debris. Dredge the rivers. Make sure the river banks […]

  • 18 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency reported today that it has completed engineering surveys of the river defenses in Arundel. According to the EA, since October 2018 their contractors have completed drone surveys, visual inspections, surveys of the river bed and thickness tests of sheet steel piles on the River Road side. They also used mechanical equipment to […]

  • 26 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    A tourist vessel on its way to St Martin’s island collided with a dredging vessel on the Naf River yesterday, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports.  Dalim Barua, assistant sub-inspector of Taknaf Model Police Station, said that this accident took place on Teknaf-Saint Martin’s naval route in Naf River around 10am, as the tourist vessel Keari […]

  • 26 November 2010

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published a new online leaflet “Floods, dredging and river changes” to help inform people about the regulatory issues that affect dredging works on river beds. River bed dredging and removal of river gravels has been an important issue for land managers and plant hire companies for many years, […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, has begun an Initial Watershed Assessment (IWA) for the Scioto River Basin under the authority of Section 729 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, to better define the water resources related problems and opportunities within the Scioto River Basin. The IWA serves to not only […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District–a year in which the Corps Team of Professionals, alongside its partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades. The $127 million federal investment in fiscal year 2016 towards Everglades restoration provided essential funding to award critical construction […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    An additional $1.5 million for restoration work is set to benefit the Indian River Lagoon. The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is allocating the funding through its cooperative assistance program for the dredging of muck from the Eau Gallie River. This additional money raises the total FIND contribution to $3.9 million. Other funding partners include […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host three open house events to provide information and get public feedback on a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for regulating works on the Middle Mississippi River between the confluences of the Missouri and Ohio Rivers. The open house events in Alton and Chester, Ill., and […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Army Corps’ Omaha District has awarded a contract to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, to complete levee repairs on the Missouri River L-536 levee system north of Corning, Missouri. According to USACE, the $8.74 million project will close the remaining breaches and make final repairs on the L-536 levee system. The […]

  • 4 June 2020

    The Government of Bangladesh has taken up a dredging master plan to improve navigability of the internal waterways across the country, The Financial Express reports. Under the official plan, around 10,000 kilometres of river routes will be made navigable through excavating 178 waterways. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is expected to conduct the […]

  • 2 October 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated river sediment at the Grasse River Superfund site in Massena, New York. Past industrial activities have contaminated the river sediment with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are potentially cancer-causing chemicals that build up in the food chain and accumulate in the fatty tissue […]

  • 15 December 2010

    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors (WB) approved a US$250 million loan today for the Rio Bogota Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project, with the intention of turning it into an environmental asset for the Colombian capital’s metropolitan area.   The project seeks to improve water quality in the river’s middle basin up to […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is launching a major flood defense scheme in Hull after securing £36.5 million in Government funding. Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defenses that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River Hull. The first phase of the project will be complete by 2019, and additional phases of work will […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House recently passed Congressman Seth Moulton’s bill to allow dredging in the Essex River as part of the Water Resource Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). “Dredging the Essex River is critical for public safety. Coast Guard vessels currently can’t reach boats in distress in many parts of the river. By making the channel […]

  • 20 August 2012

    Several dredgers are battling extreme low-water conditions along the Mississippi River to keep commercial navigation moving on America’s super highway. One of them, the Potter, is scooping the stretch of the Mississippi River’s navigation channel just south of St. Louis, the ship’s 32-foot-wide head sucking up about 60,000 cubic yards of sediment each day. According […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 5th European River Restoration Conference, named “Celebrating Successes and Addressing Challenges”, is scheduled for 11-13 September 2013, in Vienna, Austria. The Conference will provide: – Exciting examples of practical efforts to restore the natural state and functioning of rivers and how this has improved flood risk management, river ecology, and supported green infrastructure and […]