Let the Dredging Begin
Posted on Jul 29th, 2021
Photos Mike Goodson
At 11:40 am today, Thu July 29th, RIGID Constructors' of Lafayette, La., dredge and the tug Diamond Shore, arrived at the intersection of the San Bernard River and Intracoastal Waterway to begin removing the sediment deposition from the bottom of the river and (finally) opening the mouth to the Gulf. See technical drawing of dreging.
The dredge’s cutterhead is ready to break up material from the bottom that is sucked into a pipeline and transported else where. More information and photos will follow the progress of the dredging that took eight long years to finalize!