Construction Update for the Week ending September 1, 2017

Following is a summary of the main work items performed in Moorhen Marsh recently:

  • The contractor continued drying (wind-rowing and disking) pond soils to correct moisture content.
  • The contractor continued dewatering local ponding water in ponds C, D and E.
  • Workers excavated some of the levee keyways in ponds C, D and E, installed fabric and backfilled and compacted.
  • The contractor began forming the deep water channel in pond E.
  • Wallace-Kuhl (field geotechnical) took in-situ density tests and moisture contents for compacted levee keyways and pond bottoms.

The following is a summary of upcoming work:

  • Continue drying (wind-rowing and disking) pond soils to correct moisture content.
  • Continue dewatering local ponding water in ponds C, D and E.
  • Complete the levee keyways in ponds C, D and E, including fabric installation and backfilling/compacting.
  • Continue forming the deep water channels in the pond bottoms.
  • Begin levee reconstruction using geogrid.
  • Import fill material for east levee of pond C.