MERRIWETHER

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: USACE – Memphis District
  • Dredge Quantity: 1.22 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Pontchartrain

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This project involved dredging material from a borrow area within the Mississippi River and placing it into a single upland site at the Merriwether-Cherokee scour hole site. The project was designed to repair a top bank failure with the Mississippi River at Merriwether-Cherokee due to the 2011 flood, which threatened to cut off a nine-mile section of the river. In total, approximately 1.22 million cubic yards were dredged and pumped through 16,000 feet of pipeline.