PRESIDENT’S ISLAND

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: USACE – Memphis District
  • Dredge Quantity: 2 million cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Pontchartrain

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Part of a channel improvement plan for stabilizing the banks of the Mississippi River for effective and safe navigation, the President’s Island Dredge Fill Project involved removing 2 million cubic yards of material from the river to repair scour holes resulting from the 2011 flood that were compromising the stability of the bank. Once dredged, the material was placed in two fill sites along and landward of the top bank of the Mississippi River at President’s Island.