Sediment from last year’s flood impacting dredging on low river
Published: August 6,2012
Tags: boat, boater, boating, dredge, dredging, drought, dry, flood, flooding, port, rain, river, river traffic, sediment, severe weather, ship, shipping, transportation, water, water level, Weather, wet
MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Army Corps of Engineers says the historic flood of 2011 dumped more sediment than usual in the lower Mississippi River and rivers in Arkansas and Louisiana. And this year’s extreme low water and low flow are leaving it there.
The corps’ Vicksburg office says that’s also making normal dredging very difficult, but dredges from three companies are at work on the Mississippi, Ouachita-Black and Red River systems.
It says the Butcher, operated by the Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co., has dredged at Rosedale, Miss., was expected Monday at Yellow Bend, Ark., and will go from there to Lake Providence harbor.
The corps says Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co.’s America is working on the Ouachita/Black river system and Inland Dredging’s dredge Integrity is on the Red river system.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- White House hotel making comeback in Biloxi
- McCarthy hired as CFO of Mississippi Development Authority
- State GOP chairman calls on McDaniel to hurry with challenge
- Fair cabins becoming more valuable, sources say
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Tyler Raborn finds success and fulfillment with Raborn Media
- Guns OK inside Mississippi polling places, attorney general says
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Supreme Court deals blow to McDaniel's election challenge
- Three indicted, alleged to have embezzled from agency
- Under state probe, All American Check Cashing gets ‘F’ rating from Better Business Bureau