River Dredging

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Dredging is an excavation activity usually carried out underwater, in shallow seas or freshwater areas with the purpose of gathering up bottom sediments and widening. This technique is often used to keep waterways navigable and creates an anti sludge pathway for boats.

A variety of vessel types can be utilized for dredging:

  • Suction (trailing, cutter, auger, jet-lift, air-lift)
  • Bucket
  • Clamshell
  • Backhoe/dipper
  • Water injection
  • Pneumatic
  • Bed leveler
  • Krabbelaar
  • Snagboat
  • Amphibious
  • Submersible

The proper management of contaminated sediments is an important consideration when dealing with dredging spoils. Because of a variety of maintenance activities, thousands of tons of contaminated sediment are dredged worldwide from aquatic areas at high level of industrialization. Dredged material can be reused after appropriate decontamination. Let Wastebits help you find the right vendor to assist with decontamination or disposal of river dredging spoils.