International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Ben Cottrell Is New DCA President

Ben Cottrell V President Cottrell Contracting Chesapeake Virginia was elected president of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) on May 5 2000 at their annual meeting in Longboat Key Florida. Over the last two years Cottrell served as president-elect and senior vice president of the association. I look forward to working with my colleagues over the next two years to meet the many challenges facing the dredging industry. With so many environmental and budgetary factors affecting the flow of the work DCA must improve our good working partnership with the Corps of Engineers districts. We must do a better job scheduling a proven way to help both the government and the private sector said. Cottrell. Read More

Corps Studies Columbia Deepening

The Corps of Engineers is in the final year of a five-year study to assess the feasibility of improving the Columbia River channel. The study area is from the mouth of the river upstream to the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington and from the mouth of the Willamette River upstream to the Broadway Bridge in Portland. Read More

Dredging the Clatskanie River

Government agencies appeared to hinder rather than help the community of Clatskanie Oregon when the tiny community planned a flood control dredging project in their river which flows through the center of town. It had flooded disastrously in February 1996. Ogden Beeman & Associates was hired to perform hydraulic modeling of flood reduction options for the river which is a federally authorized channel. Read More

AAPA Endorses Senate Objection

The American Association of Port Authorities endorsed an action by 42 U.S. Senators who sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget objecting to an Adiminstration policy change that eliminates future funding for 54 civil works projects. Read More

Krumholz Develops River Plan

Dan Krumholz waterways chief of the St. Paul District Corps of Engineers oversaw assembly of the Upper Mississippi River Channel Maintenance Management Plan which was available in April 1996. It describes in detail the 245 miles of the Upper Mississippi including 10 locks and dams and several navigable tributaries. Read More