The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has just released this very interesting photo of a tender boat towing a dredge pipe for placement within the West Fork of the San Jacinto River dredging project.
This 1,000 foot, 24 inch diameter section will be part of a 4.5 mile pipeline and these pipes will move over 1.8 million cubic yards of sediment.
Two dredges are now launched and are undergoing their final assembly.
Engineers say that dredging should begin soon near the West Lake Houston Parkway Bridge.
The $69.8 million project, located near Kingwood, Texas, involves dredging and debris removal of 1.8 million cubic yards of sediment that has contributed to recent flooding in the area.
This emergency cleanup program was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) on July 6, 2018 and covers about two miles of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.