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March 31 through April 23, 2004

Six dredging contracts awarded in the United States from March 31 to April 23, 2004.

Don Sandau Dies

December 23, 2003 through March 31, 2004

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News Conference on Port Security Planned

Bag Tests are a Good Field Measurement of Geotextile Tube Performance

Bag Tests are a Good Field Measurement of Geotextile Tube Performance

The use of geotextile tubes is a cost effective method for dewatering dredged materials. Because geotextile tubes are flexible in their adaptation and use, they can offer benefits in cost reduction far beyond more traditional methods available to a dredge operation. The hanging bag test can accurately predict the performance of a specific geotextile on a specific slurry.

NWC Holds Caucus Kick-Off Event

Moray Dredge Can Handle Sediment in Rural Illinois Lake

Moray Dredge Can Handle Sediment in Rural Illinois Lake

The Lake Wildwood Association purchased a swinging ladder dredge in 2003, and removed 30,000 cubic yards of material in 825 hours of operation. In April, 2004, General Manager Bob Phelps was waiting for rain to bring the lake level up. .

Craney Island Fees to Go Up

OMB Adds $8 Million To Ouachita '05 Budget Request

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised its fiscal year 2005 budget request for the Ouachita and Black Rivers project by adding $8 million for operation and maintenance to support navigation on this navigation system in Arkansas and Louisiana. This article includes an edited version of the testimony given on April 29 by Ouachita River stakeholders to the Arkansas legislature.

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