Monthly Archives: August 2012

Aug 29, 2012 – Hurricane Isaac

Dredge and Rainey Report August 29, 2012 Hurricane Isaac made landfall just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80 mph at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2012. It … Continue reading

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Aug 24, 2012 – Resume Pumping into Cell 3

August 24, 2012 Summary of accomplishments: Moved outfall pontoon twice; once by hand and once by airboat Pumped 15.5 hours in to Cell 3 this week Total time pumped directly into Cell 3 (.366 acres) = 20 hours Total time … Continue reading

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Aug 17, 2012 – New Winch

Dredge and Rainey Report New Winch August 17, 2012 Summary of accomplishments: New hydraulic winch installed for raising and lowering the pump Moved water pump back on the deck and connected hard pipe to front Resumed dredging after 2 months … 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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August 3, 2012 – LSU starting study

Dredge and Rainey Report LSU starting study; no winch August 3, 2012 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging since June 14 LSU took measurements in Cells 4 & 5 Put a sign at the mouth of the canal in Southwest Pass … Continue reading

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