USA: Dredging to Keep Port of Vicksburg Open

The dredging project near the Port of Vicksburg over the past five years should keep the inland port open even as Mississippi River levels fall, according to

Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield tells the Vicksburg Post that about $4 million in work completed in 2008 to widen the Yazoo Diversion Canal has put the local port ahead of the curve for the river’s fall.

The dredging deepened the channel by 50 to 100 feet from its junction with the river and the port entrance.


Dredging Today Staff, July 4, 2012