San Jacinto emergency dredging and debris removal staging area

Corps of Engineers contractors are makingĀ  preparations for dredge and debris removal along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. This $69 million FEMA funded project will work to remove Harvey deposited shoaling and work to reduce flood risks.

These buoys will mark submerged dredge pipelines. If you boat along the West Fork-stay clear!
Workers are busy welding weight bands on hundreds of dredge pipelines that will move Hurricane Harvey sediment to one of two staging areas.
Safety First! Welders erect a welding shield to block out high intensity UV radiation. Steel weighted bands must be welded every 30 feet to keep pipelines submerged.
One of over 250 trucks that were trucking in dredge pipes. This tractor trailer was moving sixteen 40 foot loads to the staging area on the bank of the San Jacinto River near Highway 59/69 in Humble.
This 250 lb 18 inch steel weight required two workers to weld the weight in place.
One of over 250 trucks that were trucking in dredge pipes. This tractor trailer was moving sixteen 40 foot loads to the staging area on the bank of the San Jacinto River near Highway 59/69 in Humble.
This tracked vehicle shaves and then fuses two 20 inch diameter High Density Polyethylene pipes in place. This is tedious work to join miles of pipe that will move dredged sediments to one of two placement areas.
These three USACE contractors were working in sweltering heat to join dredge pipelines. It’s their hard work that will make this project a success.
Workers were busy on welding weight bands on hundreds of dredge pipelines that will move Hurricane Harvey sediment to one of two staging areas.
This is one of two low-draft dredges that was completely and painstakingly disassembled. It was trucked to Humble in pieces, off loaded and then must be reassembled.
Just a quick view of the 1,000 ft. sections that will help move over 1.8 million cubic yards of Hurricane Harvey sediments from the West Fork of the San Jacinto River.