February flooding sent a mountain of sediment down the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, with about 400,000 cubic yards of sediment—almost a year’s worth for the entire system—settling below Aberdeen Lock and Dam. At that location, a sandbar extended several feet out of the water. This picture shows the dredge E. Stroud still at work after several months of work to clear a pilot channel. (Photo courtesy of the Mobile Engineer District)

WJ’s Top Pictures Of The Year

See the slideshow below for some of our favorite pictures from the pages of The Waterways Journal in 2019. (Also, check out our Annual Review of Waterway Events.)

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The Living Lands & Waters river cleanup fleet had spent three weeks in Memphis during LL&W’s annual “Alternative Spring Break” program for college students. From Memphis, the fleet needed to get upriver to Cairo in early June, to begin a series of cleanups on the Ohio River, but the LL&W fleet was underpowered for the task. Fortunately, a Marquette Transportation line boat was able to give the cleanup fleet a ride alongside a tow of empties. The boat happened to be the mv. Chad Pregracke, which is named after LL&W’s founder.



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