The Dredge Report - Update 18 Oct 21
Posted on Oct 15th, 2021
UPDATE: Mon Oct 18. They’re back up and running! They started dredging Saturday morning, and went back to 24-hour dredging on Sunday. Good news for all of us!!
Photos Jason Allen
15 Oct 21. Mouth of the river at sunset. Red circle shows dredge with discharge pipeline sweeping across sand bar to the southwest. The stream flowing to the Gulf is shallow and has not been dredged. Do not try to navigate by boat.
A west bound barge heads toward dredging equipment at the intersection of San Bernard and ICW.
Status Report 15 Oct 21
Rigid Constructors Dredging Contractor
Daniel Garza Project Manager - HDR Engineering, Inc, Owner’s-Engineer
Based on daily reports, the following metrics have been calculated since the restart Monday evening (10/04/21). The average quantity of material collected daily (4,154 cubic yards) has increased over 60% prior to the date of the rework of the pump/bearing housing.
- LF (Linear Feet) = 5,700 (58.8% of 9,700)
- CY (Cubic Yards) = 143,272 (39.6% of 362,163
Example of a marsh buggy.
Rigid has been running just about non-stop throughout the week, up to this Wed 13Oct21 when the tracks on their marsh buggy stopped functioning as designed and locked up. It was determined that they required replacement.
Diagram of cutter swing width. Dredge anchors marked in yellow.
Unfortunately, they are currently using the marsh buggy to move the dredge anchors. The anchors assist the dredge to sweep the cutter across the swing width to collect the material. They have since removed the existing tracks and are waiting on receipt of the new tracks. They hope to be back online sometime this weekend or early next week.
Although its been a start/stop project due to mechanical issues, the current progress (cubic yards/day) should still allow for completion of the project prior to the deadline in the middle of January.
- Boaters please stay clear of markers, the dredge pipe, all equipment, and the discharge area.
Comment By: Jim Boswell
Posted on Nov 8, 2021
Thanks for the update and photos for the dregging. I sure miss the San Benard and hope to visit spring 2022. Many great memories from there. Take Care, Jim