Dredge pipeline and pontoons
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. - The winter months provide the optimum time to perform necessary repairs, upgrade or general preventative maintenance to the district’s dredging equipment. One of these winter projects was to replace 33 of the pontoons that support Dredge Goetz’s pipeline. Here, one of the new pontoons, with a 46' foot section of 20-inch pipeline, is craned into position at the district’s service base in Fountain City, Wis. In addition to the new pontoon, this project also entails installing new 20-inch pipeline, new walkways and new wiring for lights on the pontoons. The dredging season in the St. Paul District typically runs from mid-summer through late fall. During the 2013 dredging season, Dredge Goetz dredged 969,060 cubic yards of material from the navigation channel and worked in both St. Paul and Rock Island districts of the Corps of Engineers. Work in previous dredge seasons has also taken her to the St. Louis District.

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St. Paul District
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332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

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