The Importance of Marina Dredging.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Importance of Marina Dredging.

Keeping a boat in a marina is basically like putting something of value in storage and taking it out when the time is right.  Those who don't regularly deal with boating may assume you "park" the boat in a spot like an aquatic parking lot, tie it down, and off you go - no fuss, no worries! But...

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Dredging Waste Water Treatment Plants

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dredging Waste Water Treatment Plants

by Nicole Stevens

A nasty storm can bring in a lot of unwanted rain, which could end in flooding in some cases. This past hurricane season has shown just how much extra water a storm can bring in and the damage it can do. This is one reason why dredging wastewater treatment plants are...

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Why canals need proper hydraulic dredging.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Why canals need proper hydraulic dredging.

Proper hydraulic dredging of canals is vital to the maintenance of the canal’s health, quality, and recreational enjoyment. The long-term benefits of proper canal dredging are crucial to the survival of a canal.

Carefully navigating through canal waters is something many boat owners are familiar with....

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Retention Ponds

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Retention Ponds

Nicole Stevens

A hurricane can be over in a matter of hours, if that. But the damage is leaves behind can sometimes take months to repair. A big nuisance in the aftermath of Irma has been flooded retention ponds that, two months later, are still flooded and causing problems for certain...

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Dredging Post Hurricane

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dredging Post Hurricane

Hurricanes tend to leave behind a nasty trail of destruction, and the southern east coast is no stranger to those situations.  Mostly recently, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused quite a massive amount of damage along the Gulf Coast, focusing mainly on Texas and Florida. Because of the sheer force...

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Why is it important to dredge canals?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why is it important to dredge canals?

If you’ve ever taken a boat out onto a lake, river, or canal, you know you have to be careful to navigate around the amount of much in the water body. Much is comprised of sediments at the bottom of a body of water. The more muck the water has, the greater impact it will have on the quality of the...

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Is dredging good for the environment?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Is dredging good for the environment?

Clay, sand, and silt left behind from dredging are repurposed as marshes and wildlife habitats. Benefits to local wildlife and the environment include the removal of contaminated sediments and their relocation to safe, contained areas, and the improvement of water quality through the restoration of...

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Storm Water Dredging

Monday, August 7, 2017

Storm Water Dredging

Whether it’s a storm water pond, retention pond or a lagoon, all ponds are in a dying process the moment they built. Algae, weeds, leaves and other organic material travel and settle at the bottom of the pond in the form of residue – or “muck.”  Muck, over time, fills the pond and becomes the...

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Does dredging help local wildlife in the long run?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Does dredging help local wildlife in the long run?

Clay, sand, and silt left behind from dredging have been repurposed as marshes and wildlife habitats. Benefits to local wildlife include the removal of contaminated sediments and their relocation to safe, contained areas, and the possible improvement of water quality made by the restoration of water...

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This Year's Warm Winter May Cause a Algae Blooms to Skyrocket

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Year's Warm Winter May Cause a Algae Blooms to Skyrocket

There are several factors that determine the level of each year’s algae bloom in Florida and its relative harmfulness. Warmer than average winters, with no freezing temperatures to complete a normal nature cycle could really spell trouble for Florida waterways, beginning as early as this spring.

The...

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The benefits of dredging after a drought

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The benefits of dredging after a drought

Drought conditions can severely impact waterways both vast and small as was the case with the Mississippi River after one of the worst droughts in recorded history. The Army...

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Florida’s Troubling Algae Bloom - What’s The Scoop?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Florida’s Troubling Algae Bloom - What’s The Scoop?

Many Floridians are unaware of a “guacamole-thick” toxic algae has been strangling our state’s waterways and polluting our beaches. This algae bloom has been happening since late June. The Army Corps of Engineers have spent months siphoning off water that is rich in nutrients from Lake Okeechobee...

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C&M Dredging Featured on Dredging Today

Thursday, September 1, 2016

C&M Dredging Featured on Dredging Today

C&M Dredging was proudly featured as Dredging Today's "Picture of the Day" feature on August 22, 2014, focusing on our Ellicott 360SL Dredger at work on the Jackson Lake Restoration Project in Tennessee. To view the picture and article visit Dredging Today's website...

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The Importance of Keeping Your Marina Dredged

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Importance of Keeping Your Marina Dredged

The importance of keeping your marina dredged cannot be overstated. Routine dredging is vital to marinas in order to maintain the water depths on approaches and boat slips necessary for yachts and larger boats as well as avoiding the need for berthing smaller boats.

If your marina does not employ regularly...

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What purpose does a stormwater retention pond serve?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What purpose does a stormwater retention pond serve?

Stormwater runoff is excess rain water that flows into larger water bodies and local storm sewer systems largely due to the surrounding prevalence of hard surfaces, such as concrete. Large quantities of water that would ordinarily be absorbed into the ground in a more natural environment instead enter...

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Dredging Keeps your Stormwater Retention Ponds Clear

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dredging Keeps your Stormwater Retention Ponds Clear

No matter how or for what purpose a pond was created, all ponds are in a dying process from day one. Muck is formed at the bottom of the pond in the form of organic material like algae, leaves, weeds, mold or mildew settling and building up a residue.

Due to the nutrients and toxic gases that encourage...

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Fly Ash Dredging Experts

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fly Ash Dredging Experts

When you think about all of the physical support systems needed for living in this modern age, you may think of things like highways, electricity, phones, or even technological advances in farming and agriculture equipment. Dredging rarely crosses people’s mind when they consider life-changing technologies....

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How C&M Dredging Can Help your Paper Mill

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How C&M Dredging Can Help your Paper Mill

Paper manufacturing facilities often contaminate the marine sediment and upland soil near waterways with petroleum-based compounds, dioxins/furans, PCBs, metals, and wood waste.

In one Washington area the state legislature and State Governor, created the Puget Sound initiative to restore Puget Sound...

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What are geotextile tubes and what are they good for?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What are geotextile tubes and what are they good for?

In the world of dredging, geotextile tubes are referred to as sludge dewatering geotextile tubes. With benefits like cost efficiency, speed and very low impact on the environment, sludge dewatering geotextile tubes are rapidly...

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Keeping the Fish Safe - Dredging doesn’t harm fish

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Keeping the Fish Safe - Dredging doesn’t harm fish

According to scientists Claudia Wise and Joseph Green of the US Environmental Protection Agency, suction dredge mining does not harm fish and may actually improve the fish habitat. 

Wise, a retired physical scientist and Green, a retired research biologist have done extensive research on the topic...

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What do we do with dredging spoils?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What do we do with dredging spoils?

According to a report by Madeline Urbish, a Senior Public Policy Advisor, billions if not trillions of cubic yards of sediment are removed from U.S. waters every year, but where does all the sand, salt and silt go?

Currently, much of the sediment is stored in containers or dumped into open waters. In...

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Dredging and Geotextile Tubing Golf Course

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dredging and Geotextile Tubing Golf Course

Maintaining and making improvements to a golf course requires focus, a functional plan, a budget and a certain degree of environmental expertise. While day to day routine golf course maintenance is a very demanding job, the planning and execution of long range course improvement projects often pose...

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Time to decommission your ash ponds?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Time to decommission your ash ponds?

In the last few years, our power generation industry has gone through major changes. Electricity needs to be produced at the lowest costs possible, but also in a way that meets or exceeds changing regulatory requirements. Many operations are currently or soon to be faced with the responsibility of decommissioning...

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After Dredging: Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

After Dredging: Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material

Most people would be surprised to learn that every year, several hundred million cubic yards of material is dredged from the bottoms of ports, harbors, marinas and other waterways to maintain correct depths for boat passage (both commercial and recreational).

Some of the dredged material is considered...

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C&M Dredging Begins Dredge Project At Anna Maria Island

Friday, September 11, 2015

C&M Dredging Begins Dredge Project At Anna Maria Island

Our C&M Dredging crews are going to be awfully busy here in the near future as we begin a complex dredging project at Anna Maria Island here this September in Florida. Read all bout it in the Anna Maria...

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Dredging and the Boating Lifestyle

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dredging and the Boating Lifestyle

The boating lifestyle provides enjoyment for the entire family. A passion for boating can be passed down from generation to generation and provide a lifetime of memories and tradition to pass down from grandparents to parents and children. 

Learning to fish, connecting with other boaters, participating...

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Dredging and Manatees

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dredging and Manatees

For nearly the last two decades, the Public Works Department of Cape Coral have dredged the storm water canals that run for 400 miles throughout the area. Considered the largest municipal dredging project in the United States, their goal has been to deepen them by removing the layers of decaying material...

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Stormwater Retention Pond Dredging

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stormwater Retention Pond Dredging

Whether it’s a retention pond, stormwater pond or a lagoon, all ponds are in a dying process the moment they are created. Algae, weeds, leaves and other organic material travel and settle at the bottom of the pond in the form of residue – or “muck”.  Muck, over time, fills the pond and becomes...

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    The Importance of Marina Dredging.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Keeping a boat in a marina is basically like putting something of value in storage and taking it out when the time is right.  Those who don't regularly deal with boating may assume you "park" the...

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    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 39 seconds

    Dredging Waste Water Treatment Plants

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    by Nicole Stevens

    A nasty storm can bring in a lot of unwanted rain, which could end in flooding in some cases. This past hurricane season has shown just how much extra water a storm can...

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    Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 18 seconds