Dredging is the removal of sediments and debris from the bottom of lakes, rivers, harbors and other water bodies. Over time, sand and silt washes downstream and gradually fills channels, canals and harbors. The sand and silt causes them to become too shallow for passage. The removal of sediments helps to maintain and increase the depth of navigation channels, anchorages and berthing areas. Vessels require a certain amount of water in order to float and not touch the bottom. Dredging equipment plays a vital role in the regular maintenance of the waterways.
Dredging also plays an important part in land preservation, land reclamation and flood protection. The dredged sediments are used to rebuild the eroded land, build new barrier islands, and even levees. This process not only helps to preserve valuable wetlands and estuaries from coastal erosion, but it also is one of the best means of continued flood protection for the entire state of Louisiana.
Wood Dredging was founded in 1953 and has continued to be a major provider of maintenance and suction dredging for the Mississippi river and her channels ever since.
Wood Resources has top quality dredging equipment built by the world-renowned Dredging Supply in Reserve, Louisiana. Our equipment can be used for maintenance dredging, sand pit pumping, land preservation and can reach up to an eighty (80) foot depth. We have a state-of-the-art submerged pump providing superior production with a 16″ hydraulic dredge. We offer cutter head maintenance dredging for docks, slips, oil field access canals, channels, bulkheads, intake systems and mooring facilities as well as sand-suction dredging for filling sand pits and assisting in coastal restoration.
Wood Dredging offers cutter head services for docks, slips, oil field access canals, channels, bulkheads, intake systems and mooring facilities as well as sand-suction dredging for filling sand pits and assisting in coastal restoration including:
- SUBMERGED PUMP
- 60’ CUTTER HEAD DREDGING DEPTH
- 163’ SUCTION HEAD DREDGING DEPTH
- CAPABLE OF DREDGING 15,000 CYDS OF SAND PER DAY
- 4 WINCHES WITH 600’ OF WIRE ON EACH TO COVER LARGE AREAS AT A TIME
If you are interested in learning more about our services, call Wood Resources today!