Category Archives: Quick Report

Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac made a visit to Louisiana last week, and fortunately, the Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary was not significantly affected. The track of the storm put the refuge on the least affected side, and the predominantly north winds pushed … Continue reading

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Pumping again

Les Cross of Javeler, Inc. donated a new hydraulic winch to replace the overhead support for the pump. The small dredge was refitted over the last 2 weeks to accommodate the upgrade. In addition to the new winch, our new system includes a … Continue reading

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Enhanced outfall pontoon deployed

Last week we launched the newly redesigned outfall pontoon. This is the plywood float that holds the end of our discharge hose and allows us to pull it around to distribute the mud into the target area. Instead of ropes and … Continue reading

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July 13, 2012 – Pump fixed, pontoon pulled

Dredge and Rainey Report Pump fixed, pontoon pulled   July 13, 2012   Summary of accomplishments: LSU added to the walkway in the study cells Mangrove seedlings planteed Javeler came to get the non-functioning pump June 21, and returned it … Continue reading

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Dredging hiatus

The pump failed to engage on June 14 and was taken away June 21 by Javeler, Inc for assessment. Fortunately, it turned out to be a minor problem. In the meantime, we have been experiencing high water, scattered thunderstorms, conferences, … Continue reading

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May 11, 2012 – Cell 4 is full

I’ve been booked with activities making it hard to keep up. However much work has been done and there are accomplishments to report. Detailed accounts will be loaded soon.  The short synopsis is that we burned up another pump-bearing winch, replaced … Continue reading

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Aerial view taken April 10, 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, I was lucky enough to get a ride on an ultra-light airplane to take aerial pictures of our dredge site. It was fascinating to get the details of how the cells are filling in and … Continue reading

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Minor setback overcome

Last week, Timmy was busy and the pond water level was too high to dredge. I went to the pond by myself, and managed to move the outfall float into a new position and brought the two extra hose sections … Continue reading

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Water level is important to dredging efficiency

During the week of March 5, the water level was the lowest I’ve ever seen it in the pond at  -12 ML (12 inches below marsh level). The following week, the week of March 12, the water level was the … Continue reading

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New Pump but conditions not conducive to dredging

Our new pump was delivered February 7th, and testing proved it to be even better than the previous one. However, brisk north winds pushed the water out of Vermilion Bay and the connected waterways, so our canal and target pond … Continue reading

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