Published in Pile Buck magazine, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2013
Dredging impacts our lives. Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater and out of sight. It nearly always involves gathering sediments from the bottom of a pond, lake, river or harbor and then disposing of these materials at a different site. While not particularly glamorous, dredging affects our everyday lives in ways we may not even realize. Dredges are used in a variety of applications that include marine construction, environmental remediation, aiding navigation, mining, aggregate processing, recreational improvement, beach and land restoration and even by municipalities.