Dredging at canal to accommodate full bargesJune 11, 2020
By The Associated Press
EAST CHICAGO — More sediment will be removed from an Indiana canal to allow barges with full loads to use waterway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge 182,300 cubic yards (139,378.48 cubic meters) of sediment from the Indianan Harbor Ship Canal, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.
The dredging process is expected to start in July, said Fernando Treviño, executive director for the East Chicago Waterway Management District, which supervises the commercial, industrial and recreational development of East Chicago waterways.
“They had to ship some of their merchandise or resources at half or other levels because they would hit bottom,” Treviño said of local industries using the canal.
About 1.6 cubic yards (1.22 cubic meters) of sediment has been dredged from the canal since 2012. Before that, the canal had not been dredged since 1972 because of contaminated sediment and the need for a suitable disposal facility.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday nine new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
Becky Hickman has always enjoyed helping people succeed by connecting them to resources.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday eight new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday five new COVID-19 deaths in Dubois...
A Birdseye man was flown to an Evansville hospital with a head injury after his pickup truck...
The Indiana State Department of Health has reported since Friday 12 new COVID-19 cases in Dubois...
Former Herald photographer Marlena Sloss was named 2020 Indiana Photographer of the Year this...
A fire at the Hoosier Hills Marina at Patoka Lake engulfed nearly a dozen houseboats Friday...