San Jacinto Dredging Nears End

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The FEMA funded emergency dredging of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River near Kingwood, Texas, is scheduled to begin demobilization around the third week in April, USACE Galveston District said in their latest project update. 

Two dredges continue to operate 24/7 to reduce future flood risks as they cut through Harvey silt and debris to restore the area to pre-Harvey conditions.

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.

Over 1.8 million cubic tons of material is forecasted to be removed during the operations.

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