GIWW excavation work continues

Excavation work continues on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) following Hurricane Ida, USACE said.

Vic Landry

Equipment including long arm excavators and a crane with a dragline and large capacity bucket are working in marshy conditions to remove sediment and obstructions caused by the storm.

This is part of ongoing activities by USACE New Orleans District to clear navigation channels. 

Photo by Vic Landry, USACE

The USACE New Orleans District has maintained continuous efforts to improve and stabilize the channel by constructing dikes, revetments, cutoffs, and dredging.