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. Read More

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. Read More

The Dredging Contractors of America presented graphic and chilling evidence of the danger dredgers are in from un-located and mis-located pipelines; General Walsh outlined the new fast-track plan for planning and finishing projects; and Gary Loew received the 2012 William R. Murden Lifetime Public Service Achievement Award. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

On July 10 Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisianas 2nd District introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012 - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would authorize deepening the present 47-foot Mississippi River channel to 50 feet and create a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using maintenance material from the river. Read More

On July 10 Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisianas 2nd District introduced the DREDGE Act of 2012 - Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports. The bill would authorize deepening the present 47-foot Mississippi River channel to 50 feet and create a pilot project to promote the rebuilding of wetlands using maintenance material from the river. Read More