Shell Rock River Watershed District Purchases Dredger (USA)
The Shell Rock River Watershed District officials purchased a 2010 IMS 7012 HP 51-foot Versi dredger for $340,000, along with pumps, piping and other equipment for an additional $435,000.
According to albertleatribune.com, the dredging equipment purchased includes piping that sells new for $300,000 and three pumps that sell new for about $125,000 each.
Brett Behnke, the District Administrator, stated: “Now that we have the dredger, we’ve made a clear statement about what direction we’re going. It was a big piece of the puzzle.”
This dredger, which can dig 30-feet deep, had about 2,000 previous hours logged from a Canadian company that dredged near Kellogg, reports albertleatribune.com.
“We’re excited about the dredger and we’re looking forward to moving ahead on our overall lake plans for Fountain and Albert Lea lakes,” Behnke concluded.
Dredging Today Staff, September 25, 2012