USA: Mississippi River Dikes Cause Problems for Kimmswick Marina
A historical marina in Kimmswick, Missouri is at the heart of a disagreement between its owners and the federal government.
Ksdk.com reports that the Army Corps of Engineers has installed several nearby dikes which the owners of Hoppie’s marina say threaten their existence.
Three years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers constructed several river dikes just south of Hoppies to make navigation easier, but the Hopkins family says the changes have reduced the depth of the water around their docks.
While the channel remains deep, the dredging pushes silt towards the docks, and that makes it tough for big boats to stop at Hoppie’s, reports ksdk.com.
They say the Corps is trying to put them out of business and Corps officials say that’s not true.
Dredging Today Staff, July 12, 2012; Image: everlater