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Dredging Of Lake Superior Begins To Ensure Two Billion Dollars Of Cargo Can Be Shipped

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Sometimes I hate the fact that I am so busy I don’t take the time to learn and understand all there is to offer, even when it’s something I can’t see.  I look at Lake Superior several times a day.  I appreciate the beauty, most of the time I curse the cold, forceful wind, and on hot days, I am happy to have the Lake too cool off in while heating up on the beach while getting a tan.  But, there’s a lot going on UNDER the water that is out of sight, out of mind.

The Roen Salvage Co. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., will dredge 143,500 cubic yards of sediment an ddeposit the shoaled material in the Erie Pier Confined Disposal Facility, CDF, in Duluth.  The dredging is expected to be completed by late November.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $2,765,000 contractfor dredging and site improvements at Duluth-Superior Harbor, which straddles the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Lake Superior.

“Duluth-Superior is the busiest harbor in the Great Lakes, with about $2 billion worth of cargo shipped annually, supporting thousands of jobs in the region,” said Lt. Col. Mike Derosier, district engineer. “This project is necessary to keep commercial shipping operating smoothly in the Twin Ports, ensuring the transport of crucial commodities in a clean and economical manner.”

Info via: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Detroit District

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