Monthly Archives: June 2012

Week ending June 15, 2012 – Pump dysfunction

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Pump dysfunction June 15, 2012   Summary of accomplishments: LSU extended the walkway; now from dock to marsh island between Cells 4 and 3 Impediments: pump would not work. Summary: During the previous week (June 5-8), … Continue reading

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June 13 – Blue crabs for supper

Wednesday, June 13 Darcy Wilkins and I left a mangrove workshop in Lafayette after lunch to head down to the Paul J Rainey Sanctuary. She is heading an oral history project at the LSU Sea Grant, and was coming to … Continue reading

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June 14, 2012 – walkways, stopped pump, and summer fires

Thursday, June 14 At 7:15, Darcy and I headed over to the dredge to get it started. Timmy would be occupied all morning, supervising a structure being put in on Vermilion property. I dropped Darcy at the dredge, then went … Continue reading

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June 15, 2012 – airboat tour

Friday, June 15, 2012 Pre-dawn revealed that the marsh fire south of Christian Marsh had burned all night. Fortunately, an early morning squall put it out. It is not a good time of year to have a marsh fire with … Continue reading

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Week ending June 8, 2012

Dredge (and Rainey) Report Start Cell 3 June 8, 2012   Summary of accomplishments:         Containment in place for 3a and 3b         Started pumping directly into Cell 3; Total time in Cell 3 = 3 hours Impediments: low low … Continue reading

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June 5, 2012

Tuesday, June 5 On this day, I brought one of my bosses out to the Rainey headquarters for an all-day meeting with Timmy. We met at the public dock at 8:30am and I brought him back for 4:30pm. I was … Continue reading

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June 6, 2012 – installed containment and moved hose in Cell 3

Wednesday, June 6  At dawn, Timmy was out ripping plywood for today’s containment installation. It was already 82°, humid, and no breeze at all. Paul and I helped him load the bigger boat, the Goose, and I followed them in … Continue reading

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June 7, 2012 – Started filling Cell 3

Thursday, June 7 It was a beautiful morning after yesterday’s storm. LSU was scheduled to come out today, but between the weather report predicting rain and an 18-wheeler overturned on the Atchafalaya basin bridge of Interstate 10, they cancelled. At … Continue reading

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June 8, 2012 – status update

Friday, June 8, 2012 I had planned to dredge for a few hours this morning before leaving Rainey, but the weather forecast changed my plans. I loaded up as soon as I could get my laundry out of the dryer … Continue reading

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