Great II Upper Mississippi River, Guttenberg, Iowa to Saverton, Missouri. Material and Equipment Needs Work Group Appendix.
GREAT RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM
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The Material and Equipment Needs Work Group MENWG differed from the other GREAT II work groups in that no final recommendations were produced. The primary function of the MENWG was to provide data and introduce ideas to the Plan Formulation Work Group PFWG. A contract for dredging equipment review was let to Battelle Memorial Institute in Washington DC. The Battelle research staff concluded that hydraulic dredges were superior to mechanical dredges in all GREAT II applications except for possible emergency work where local mechanical equipment might be leased for short periods. Battelle did detailed analysis of both pipeline and barge transport, either of which might have application in the GREAT II area. The costs of increasing present pipeline capability by several miles or providing a barge transport capability were shown to be 4 to 8 times 1979 figures for dredging in the Rock Island District. Author
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