The Dredge Report - UPDATE Sep 17
Posted on Sep 17th, 2021
Note: Because of unplanned events, a nineteen-day delay from Sep 2 - 21, has stopped dredging operations on the mouth. First came equipment failure, then a tropical storm/hurricane and finally repositioning the dredge and pipeline due to hurricane havoc.
Photo Jason Allen 9-7-21
Status Report 17Sep21 (updated from 14Sep21)
Rigid Constructors Dredging Contractor
Daniel Garza Project Manager - HDR Engineering, Inc, Owner’s-Engineer
- On Thu Sep 2nd, right at 6:00 am shift-change, the pump bearing locked up on the dredge, and dredging stopped. The main pump bearing was repaired offsite, and it was reinstalled on Sun Sep 12.
- Preparation started for arrival of Hurricane Nicholas on Sun Sep 12 and continued through Mon Sep 13. Hurricane Nicholas arrived early morning on Tue Sep 14.
- Due to the storm, the dredge moved north ~4,000 ft and pipeline located on the beach moved to north bank of Old Bernard River resting up against Wildlife Refuge property.
- Contractor is currently in the process of disassembly of errant pipeline and is relocating to pre-storm dredge pipeline corridor. They hope to be operational by Tue Sep 21, 2021.