USA: Whitefish River Dredging Continues

Whitefish River Dredging Continues

The Whitefish River cleanup project is set to resume this month, according to

The work will make its way down river this summer and use a new hydraulic dredge that’s expected to make work quicker.

Jennifer Chergo, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said crews will use similar technology as previously, but will have a new dredge.

It should work a lot better,” Chergo said.

Crews are already mobilizing and are expected to be in the river working by the end of May.

A wet dredging system will be used to suck up the contaminated sediment and pump it up river to be cleaned. The soil and water are separated, then the water is cleaned and returned to the river.


Dredging Today Staff, May 10, 2012; Image: watertectonics