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Grand Popo, Benin: The Ministry of the Living Environment and Sustainable Development recently awarded a contract, funded by the World Bank, to West African dredging contractor Logistics and Assistance S.A. to remove over 100,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Mono River in Grand Popo, Benin. The World Bank approved $210 million in financing to fund a regional project known as the West Africa Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Program. The program is designed to protect against coastal erosion through a range of activities, including restoring wetlands, replenishing beaches, and building seawalls. Grand Popo, known as a popular fishing community,...
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Source: Greater Kashmir by Arif Shafi Wani ‘Sustained Dredging Has Increased River’s Outflow Capacity’ After more than 50 years, the original Ellicott® brand dredge for the Jhelum conservation dredge operates alongside a current model. Srinagar, Sep 16: An ambitious project to salvage Kashmir’s lifeline river Jhelum has started to yield positive results with the Jammu and Kashmir government maintaining that the flood threat triggered by recent incessant rains subsided due to ongoing conservation measures in the river in north Kashmir. Jhelum which is the main source of irrigation in the Valley has been marred by extensive siltation in the last few...
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Source: Cover Story of World Dredging Mining & Construction 18 inch (457 mm) Ellicott® brand cutter suction dredge “Alabama” commences operations on the Keta Sea Defense Project The Keta Lagoon is a large body of freshwater separated from the salt waters of the Gulf of Guinea by a narrow strip of land. This isthmus experiences severe and continuous erosion. A large portion of residential and public infrastructure in the village of Keta, including the road linking it to its northern neighbors, has been lost to the sea. The stretch of land between Keta and Kedzie erodes at a rate of...
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With dredging season in Edgartown coming to an end, Fuller Street Beach has gotten a fresh makeover, and boaters can look forward to safer passage in Eel Pond in the spring. On a bright afternoon this week, a large number of seagulls and the occasional walker were enjoying the beach, where a large pipe extended about 3,500 feet from the pond, ending just north of the Edgartown Lighthouse. A steady north wind slightly muffled the skittering of sand through the pipe and the humming of a front-end loader. Seagulls gathered in a small channel where the pipe ended, as Mark...
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock uses Ellicott® Brand dredge “Florida” to pump 50 million cubic yards of land fill Source: World Dredging Mining & Construction & International Dredging Review On August 18, 1997, the Port of Los Angeles and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated the Pier 400 Project, the biggest dredging and landfill project in the USA, creating deeper channels to allow the world’s largest container and tanker ships access to the Port’s new Piers 300 and 400. The material dredged from channel construction will be used to add nearly 600-acres (242.8 hectares) to the Port to help...
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HARRISON COUNTY, OH (USA) – The dredging of parts of Tappan Lake have finally begun with the equipment actually in place and on the water, according to Barbara Bennett, director of administrative services for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD). The matter was discussed at last Friday’s monthly meeting, which was held at Mansfield’s Charles Mill Lake Park. Bennett stated that 400,000 cubic yards of sediment would be removed from the bottom of Tappan, which would take place near Beaverdam Run Bay, Clear Fork Bay and along both sides of Deersville Road. The silt is to be vacuumed through flexible...
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20 February 2014 Source: Vineyard Gazette After several months of delay, two dredging projects in Tisbury are nearly complete. Dredge committee chairman Nevin Sayre said Wednesday that work at the entrance to Lake Tashmoo and at the west entrance to Vineyard Haven harbor wrapped up earlier this month. “We’re quite pleased with the results,” Mr. Sayre said. He said sand was placed at the public beach in Tashmoo as well as the public beaches at Grove avenue and Owen Little Way. “Once again we have a beach,” Mr. Sayre said. “The whole area along Grove avenue is beautiful for walking...
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11 December 2009 Source: Elmontcivic.com / Written by Administrator The oceanfront community of Point Lookout has been battered by recent nor’easter storms, losing up to 250,000 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline. Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and State Senator Dean Skelos joined together at a Freeport press conference to dredge up a plan to combat coastal erosion. Also at the press conference to unveil the town’s newly delivered marine dredge, which was acquired through a Senator Dean Skelos/Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg state grant, were Councilwoman Angie Cullin, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin and local civic...
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October-November 2004 Source: Tom Leach, Harbormaster – Harwich, Massachusetts Harbormaster Tom Leach has reported to the Town Administrator that the Allen Harbor Dredging project for 2004 was completed on Thursday, November 4, 2004, by the Barnstable County Dredging Department. Using an Ellicott® brand Series 670 “DRAGON®” dredge named “CODFISH” the County dredge team deepened the Allen Harbor entrance channel to its permit control depth of 6 ft. at 100 ft. width over 2800 ft.  by pumping 12,000 yd³ of sand to nearby public and private beaches as determined by the Board of Selectmen. The Harbormaster allowed an additional 2,000 yards...
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