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Southwind Construction Corporation, an Indiana-based dredging contractor, will begin dredging operations within the Dismal Swamp Canal near marker No.22 on June 29, 2015. These dredging operations will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the dredger ‘Kristi Joe’ and tender ‘Danny Joe’ will be involved in this dredging project. Floating rubber and polyethylene pipeline associated with the dredging operations will traverse both northerly and southerly along the western shoreline of Dismal Swamp Canal to the adjacent Upland Disposal Area located along the Lake Drummond Feeder Ditch. The Dismal Swamp Canal dredging scheme will last until July...
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Watch Hill Marina Dredging Completed Fire Island National Seashore’s Watch Hill marina is now open following successful completion of the maintenance dredging program. “The dredging completed in the Watch Hill channel will provide safe passage for ferries, emergency services, and private boaters for many summers to come” said Fire Island National Seashore Facility Manager James Dunphy. Portions of the navigation channel to Watch Hill – accessible by passenger ferry, private boat, and foot only – were dredged this past winter to maintain safe, public access to marina and docking facilities. More than 29,000 cubic yards of material were removed from the...
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Prime Hook Refuge work to start in June Work to restore the marshes at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is expected to start June 15, the first phase in a $38 million plan to build storm and sea level rise resiliency on the 10,144-acre federal holding along Delaware Bay. Step one will be to carve out relic drainage channels that historically allowed the marsh to drain. Once drainage is restored, 1.1 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beach just south of Fowler Beach road to fill openings that formed or were worsened during Superstorm Sandy. A...
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just announced that after 62 days of work their hopper dredger McFarland successfully completed emergency dredging operations on the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River. The ‘Mac’, one of four oceangoing hopper dredgers owned and operated by the Army Corps, was called upon because high stages impacted navigation. This vessel is the only dredger in the world with triple capability for direct pumpout, bottom discharge and sidecasting or boom discharge. Source: Dredging Today
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The Cheboygan River dredging program is back on track after crews had to stop works on the project due to unsafe weather conditions in December, reported Cheboygan Daily Tribune. According to City Manager Tom Eustice, the contractor, Luedtke Engineering Company, has begun dredging again to complete the task. “It’s good to see them back here,” Eustice said. “It’s just another sign of spring.” The dredged material is slated to be dumped in Lake Huron at an 80-foot-deep disposal area that is about two miles straight out from the river. Dredging will also take place further down the river, including as far south...
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In an effort to increase safety awareness and promote recreational opportunity at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is altering its boating rules for Buckeye Lake while it is being managed at a winter pool elevation. ODNR has designated and will properly mark a specific Speed Zone area on the western portion of the lake to allow boaters to operate their powercraft at greater than idle speed. “No question, Buckeye Lake will be a gem in the state of Ohio once a new dam is in place, but I want to remind everyone that the lake is...
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Gator Dredging, a Florida-based dredging contractor, will start dredging operations by the end of this month in Apollo Beach, Florida. This dredging scheme will begin in the North Channel and then proceed to the South and Main Pass channels in May. The Apollo Beach dredging program will be completed by the end of May, barring any bad weather or equipment malfunctions. Once the work is done, three channels leading to the area will go from about 4 feet in depth to about 71/2 feet deep at low tide, opening up access for yachts and sailboats that right now have to...
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Ghulam Ahmad Mir, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President, expressed yesterday its deepest grief over the unfortunate incident in which 16 lives were lost in landslides that took place at Hajam Mohalla. He said: “Administration should have taken measures to evacuate those families also who were residing at higher reaches in Valley, as the rains have lashed the valley for a few days.” The president emphasized the need for long term measures to control the flood like situations in both Jammu and Kashmir, as the State is now witnessing rough weather and heavy rains. He added that the...
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Ellicott Dredges, LLC announces recent worldwide results; record deliveries to the U.S. market. Ellicott Dredges continued a strong sales effort over the last 15 months with shipments of dozens of dredges to over a dozen countries. Ellicott considers an outstanding aspect of this performance to be its exceptionally strong sales to the U.S. market, particularly for dredging contractors. Since the beginning of 2014, Ellicott has delivered a substantial number of dredges to U.S. customers, with two more custom units for a marsh restoration project funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior due to ship during the first half of...
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Even as drought lingers and intensifies across the region, the North Texas Municipal Water District will begin dredging two areas of its key reservoir in the next few months, allowing the utility to increase water deliveries by up to 7.2 million gallons a day. An Ellicott 370 Dragon dredge is being used for this project. The $1.9 million project will remove about 10 feet of accumulated silt around two of the three water intake pipes at Lavon Lake, district spokeswoman Denise Hickey said. The current water level at Lavon is about 480 feet above sea level. But during the heat...
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