Army Corps Completes Rock Dike at Marseilles Dam (USA)

Army Corps Completes Rock Dike at Marseilles Dam

The Unified Command announced Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of a temporary rock dike to aid in the repairs of the Marseilles dam.

The Marseilles Dam was damaged during an incident April 18 when seven barges broke loose from a tow during historic flooding on the Illinois River. Four of the seven barges were removed through salvage operations in April. Work is underway now to safely remove the remaining three barges, beginning with lightering of the barge containing iron ore.

Marseilles Dam

The Army Corps of Engineers built a temporary rock dike just below the dam to reduce river flows and facilitate repairs to the dam. The dike was constructed using approximately 42,000 tons of rock and stretches more than 300 feet. The dike may also assist the Corps in maintaining the navigational pool upstream of the Marseilles Lock and Dam.

In addition to the dike, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard and the barge industry, implemented a temporary drawdown of the pool to further reduce river flows at the dam.

Press Release, May 15, 2013

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

11th Annual Deepwater Intervention Forum

The 11th Annual Deepwater Intervention Forum is the platform for the Deepwater industry to learn about new subsea intervention technology…

read more >

2015 IEEE/OES Acoustics

The technical programme of RIO Acoustics 2015 encompasses the newest techniques and technologies to solve challenges in ocean engineering…

read more >

StormCon

Now entering its 14th year and serving a global audience StormCon is the premier event for stormwater pollution prevention and surface…

read more >

Coastal Engineering Asia

WHY YOU CANNOT MISS THIS EVENT

Join Trueventus Coastal Engineering Asia, a truly International platform presenting dynamic technical discussion on the present-day coastal engineering challenges. Topics namely on marine clay, dredge materials, flood mitigation and effective use of soil compression are of the many interesting topics presented.  Join us on this 2 days journey in defining coastal engineering well into the modern engineering history at the beautiful shores of Asia- Singapore!

KEY FEATURES OF THIS CONFERENCE

  • Hearing from the successful coastal projects
  • Gauging the key benefits of using soil compression method to strengthen soil
  • Mastering effective and cost-saving excavation and sediment disposal methods
  • Learning new innovations, techniques and technologies in marine structure engineering and construction
  • Exploring the advances in the field of design and construction of coastal structures

 More info

read more >

Jobs>

Senior Engineer

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices...

apply

Hydrographic Surveyor

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices....

apply