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Guyana Officials Seeking Solution for River Maintenance Problems

Guyana's Demerara River channel leading to the country's major port is having maintenance dredging problems, because its aging hopper dredge Steve N is unable to dredge the hardened material. Gaico Construction Inc. is stepping in by purchasing dredging equipment to use for maintenance dredging on Guyana's rivers.

July-August 2012

Corps To Shore Up Delta With Mississippi Mud

The Corps of Engineers is proposing to use up to 10 million cubic yards of Mississippi River mud from upriver every two years to shore up the mouth of the Mississippi River delta on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, instead of depositing it in traditional areas reserved for dredged material, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on June 19. In a plan released in May, the Corps said it wanted to use mud from routine dredging operations along the river to build up the Plaquemines-Balize delta, also called the Birds Foot delta, in West Bay at the western edge of rivers mouth as it extends into the Gulf of Mexico. It was given that name because its alluvial spread looks like a birds foot from the air. It is sinking about an inch a year.

July-August 2012
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