RIVER, LAKE AND RESEVOIR PROJECTS
San Jacinto River Phase 1 Dredging Project
The devastating floods that stemmed from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 prompted the San Jacinto River Phase 1 project, which improved river hydraulics by dredging a channel approximately 400 feet wide and 14,200 linear feet long. Lowering the river bottom from six to eight feet resulted in 1,920,000 cubic yards of sandy material being removed. The contract also included construction and management of two placement areas, as well as the removal of tons of river debris. Dredging was completed by using two portable cutter suction dredges with five booster stations, including the Dredge LP, which utilized electric power to improve efficiency and reduce air emissions.