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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Marsh Restoration
14 Jun

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: Marsh Restoration

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SUMMARY Dredge America was selected as the most qualified contractor to perform marsh restoration services for the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The project, located in Cambridge, Maryland capitalizes on the experience and expertise Dredge America gained from the Prime Hook Restoration Project. Dredge America helped restore the natural salt marsh using a thin layer […]

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Sandy Recovery: Delaware Marsh Restoration at Hook National Wildlife Refuge
21 Feb

Sandy Recovery: Delaware Marsh Restoration at Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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In the wake of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, tens of thousands of acres of wildlife marsh that had formerly served as an escape for beachgoers and safe haven for migratory birds and wildlife was on the verge of collapse. Few areas were as hard hit as Delaware’s pristine Hook National Wildlife Refuge. As state and federal officials […]

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5 Feb

Dredging: Kansas Takes Steps to Reclaim Reservoir

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For a number of years, Kansans have recognized that the relative health of the federal reservoirs is declining. It’s not so much that they are sick, although there have been some issues with herbicides, algae, phosphorus and zebra mussels in the past, it’s the age of the reservoirs that is the issue… Read More

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5 Feb

Dredge America Remains Successful Through its Professionalism and Reputation

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Dredge America prides itself on its professionalism as well as its ability to perform projects across the United States. “The main thing that distinguishes us is our professionalism, which we feel is way above and beyond anyone else in our profession across the board,” President Dan McDougal says. “We have new and very well maintained […]

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5 Feb

Mission Lake Dredging Project Nearing Completion

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The Division of Kansas Water Resources regulates the use of water for hydraulic dredging as well as a dam constructed to store sediment as part of the Mission Lake dredging project. Recently, DWR staff visited the operation to observe the progress and check compliance. This article provides an overview of the project… Read More

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5 Feb

Dredger Finds Niche in Smaller Jobs

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When Dan McDougal started Dredge America in 1993, he was taking an unusual step. His company is one of very few in the dredging business that is not family owned and staffed, according to Barry Holliday, chairman of the Dredging Contractors of America… Read More

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5 Feb

KC’s Best Companies

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Dredge America has performed more than 200 dredging operations since it opened, and has seen its revenues surge by 31 percent the past two years. You don’t get there without taking care of your people… Read More

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5 Feb

Dredge Equipment Methodology

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The process of sediments filling the lake contributes to eutrophication. It is a natural process that may occur over hundreds or thousands of years. Accelerated eutrophication evolves when ground cover vegetation is disturbed within the lake’s or reservoir’s drainage basin. This disturbance occurs during construction projects, farming operations, or any incidents when ground cover is […]

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5 Feb

New Directions in Dredging

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Dan McDougal has dealt with everything from sea turtles and manatees to rare sea grass not seen in Texas for 20 years. He isn’t a marine biologist, though. He is president of Kansas City, MO–based Dredge America, which performs hydraulic dredging projects for lakes, marinas, golf courses, municipal lagoons, and other facilities throughout the country. […]

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5 Feb

Community Asset is Restored

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Ranger Lake in Arlington Texas was in need of major restoration so Dredge America mobilized their hydraulic dredge and constructed a temporary 1.5 mile pipeline to pump 110,000 cubic yards of sediment to settling basins constructed upstream. The sediment settled in the basins and the clean water flowed over a flashboard riser where it returned […]

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