Kansas City District work barge with track-hoe and hydrodynamic dredge
A Kansas City District track-hoe on a barge work boat took part in hydrodynamic dredging operations on the Missouri River November 11, 2020. The hydrodynamic dredge head is mounted on the bucket and the arm directs the flow the desired area of concern to be affected. The Engineering Research and Development Center brought the system to Kansas City District from Vicksburg, Miss., to assist in clearing shoals that developed on the Missouri River due to damages from flooding to the river control structures. The device enabled the combined team to redirect sandy material back into suspension in the current of the river and away from the built-up areas that impede navigation on the river.

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Photo by: James Lowe |  VIRIN: 201112-A-A1408-035.JPG