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Archive of: More Inland Waterways

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IMS Dredge Starts Maintenance in Guatemala

IMS Dredge Starts Maintenance in Guatemala

Two years ago HidroXacbal, the division in charge of the Xacbal Dam in Guatemala, approached IMS Dredges to remove sedimentation from the dam, and in 2013, the client’s IMS Depth Master dredge began dredging at the dam, which produces energy in Guatemala City.

June 2014
Dredges Provide Base for Building Roads through the Nigerian Jungle

Dredges Provide Base for Building Roads through the Nigerian Jungle

Ten years ago, John Davids Dredging of Nigeria purchased a dredge from Ellicott to pump sand for road base, a pattern that expanded as African contractors purchased more and more dredges from manufacturers around the world.

June 2014
Lake Panorama Association Gets Improved Dredge

Lake Panorama Association Gets Improved Dredge

June 2014
Cashman to Resume Hudson River Dredging on May 7

Cashman to Resume Hudson River Dredging on May 7

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that dredging on the Upper Hudson River in New York, will resume May 7. Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting will continue work south of Schuylerville towards Troy, and also dredge in a two-mile section of river near Fort Miller that is not easily accessed by boat.

April-May 2014
Cashman Continues Work on St. Lucie Inlet

Cashman Continues Work on St. Lucie Inlet

Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., LLC backhoe dredge Capt. AJ Fournier continues work in the federal channel and adjacent basin at St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County, Florida, following the impact of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

January-February 2014

Louisiana Mitigation Bank Approved to Supply Credits

Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC announced the approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District of a new 867.9- acre wetland and stream mitigation bank serving north and central Louisiana. The Little Eva Mitigation Bank, located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, will establish and maintain 770.5 acres of bottomland hardwood wetlands, more than 13,590 linear feet of stream and nearly 60 acres of riparian buffer habitat. Mitigation credits resulting from restoration efforts within the project area will be used to compensate for unavoidable wetland and stream impacts from permitted project activity in the Red River Drainage Basin.

November-December 2013
EPA Completes Fourth Season of Hudson River Dredging

EPA Completes Fourth Season of Hudson River Dredging

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency completed dredging for this season on the Hudson River in November, with the project nearly three-quarters done. More than 612,000 cubic yards of river bottom sediment contaminated with PCBs were removed from the upper Hudson River during 2013, exceeding the annual goal of 350,000 cubic yards for project.

November-December 2013

Duluth Project Receives TIGER Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Duluth Intermodal project, one of 52 transportation projects in 37 states that will receive a total of approximately $474 million from the grant program.

November-December 2013
Ryba-Terra Joint Venture Finishes Sheboygan River AOC Clean-up

Ryba-Terra Joint Venture Finishes Sheboygan River AOC Clean-up

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the official cleanup of an Area of Concern (AOC), established nearly 25 years ago, after removing contaminated sediment and introducing a number of habitat restoration projects. This work at the Sheboygan River in Wisconsin was first AOC to complete work for delisting, from the list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

September-October 2013

Corps Dredging Season Ends on Middle Mississippi River; Multi-year Drought Predicted

The Corps completed an extended dredging season, and in February started bringing in equipment in for seasonal maintenance and leave for the crew. The Corps Dredges Hurley and Potter completed dredging operations on the Middle Mississippi the last week of January. The dustpan dredges have been operating well beyond the normal dredging season, which usually ends in early December. The Potter mobilized the first week of July, and has worked throughout the 300 miles of Mississippi River in St. Louis Districts area of responsibility. The Hurley came up river from the Corps Memphis District in December and has been dredging between Thebes and Chester, Illinois, and also supported the rock removal efforts at Thebes by removing sand that had accumulated over the rock pinnacles.

March-April 2013
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