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Corps of Engineers set to begin dredged material unloading project

Published July 21, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is scheduled to begin a dredged material unloading project at Crats Island, in Wabasha, Minnesota, the first week of August. 

The Corps’ contractor, JF Brennan Marine from La Crosse, Wisconsin, mobilized to the site in June and has been preparing for the island unload. The site unloading project should be completed by the end of 2017.

The contractor is hydraulically removing and pumping 900,000 cubic yards of dredged material nearly 5 miles from Crats Island and permanently placing it at the Corps’ Wabasha Gravel Pit Upland Placement Site in Wabasha. The contractor will be working 24 hours per day, 6 days per week.

The Corps is asking everyone near the site to exercise caution during the unloading project.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2015 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see




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