“Some dredging is needed on the Missouri River in response to last summer’s flooding,” said Todd Sando, the North Dakota’s state engineer.
He says the river’s channel has narrowed in spots south of Bismarck.
The dredging project could help prevent new flooding and ice jams during the winter.
The Army Corps of Engineers has to give permits for dredging.
According to therepublic.com, some residents of riverside neighborhoods are pushing for removal of sandbars that block their access to the river. Residents of those neighborhoods have to pay for that dredging themselves.
Sando says last year’s flooding left a great deal of sand in the river bed near Bismarck.
Dredging Today Staff, June 4, 2012;