Posted on April 4, 2022
In late March the WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting returned to being an in person event for the first time since 2019 in historic Green Bay, WI. The enthusiasm was evident as everyone was happy to meet in person! This year’s attendance was over 140 dredging professionals, with over 50 attending the Dredging 101 course on the first day. Presentations ranged from beneficial reuse of sediment, CAT Island Restoration and the deepening of USACE Detroit District’s Soo Locks. A critical lock for America to ship iron ore and other cargo from Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes.
A large number of the presentations were on the $450 million, 10 year, Fox River Environmental Remediation Project in Wisconsin which involved many parties, including, but not limited to; Tetra Tech, J.F. Brenann, Anchor QEA, Foth and Boskalis. Presenters shared the lessons that were learned from the project.
* Dredged sediment total: 6.5 million cubic yards
•Processed sediment to the landfill: 4 million tons
•Treated water returned to river: 10 billion gallons
•Area of river bottom capped: 275 acres
•Area of river bottom sand covered: 780 acres
The Chapter also arranged for lunch, as well as a tour of the famous and historic Lambeau Field, which is the second oldest active football stadium in America.
The attendees voted to have the 2023 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting in Louisville, Ky. Please keep posted for future announcements.