International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

Beneficial Use in the Illinois River Valley: Manufacturing Soil from Dredged Material

On March 19, the Great Lakes Dredging Team hosted a webinar with Chuck Theiling from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to discuss methods and current projects for manufacturing custom soil blends from dredged sand. The presentation, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material: Can Soil… Read More

St. Paul District Uses Federal Beneficial Use Program to Study Island Creation in Upper Mississippi

In March 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District released the Draft Feasibility Study Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment for the Pigs Eye Lake project in Ramsey County, Minnesota. For the last two years, under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Section 204, the Corps has studied the… Read More

Corps Seeks New Site for Barataria

The New Orleans District Corps of Engineers has issued a proposal to designate an additional disposal area for the beneficial use placement of shoal material removed during routine maintenance of the federal navigation project Barataria Bay Waterway Louisiana. The proposal involves modification of the previously-approved disposal plan and the placement of dredged material into navigable waters which requires issuance of a public notice. Read More

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

Great Lakes Receives Hammer Award

Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Congressman J. Joseph Moakley Massachusetts 9th District presented the Hammer Award to Great Lakes Dredge & Docks president Doug Mackey on February 28. The ceremony took place at the Fish Pier Conference Center overlooking Boston Harbor. 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