A Day at Harbor Freight
The weather is getting worse and the forecast is more favorable for the harbor freight backhoes.
The Washington Department of Transportation is predicting more than 20 days of rain and a few more inches of snow in the coming days.
The forecast is the lowest since February 2018, when the forecast was only about 2 inches.
That’s because the water levels have dropped, and that means that the dredging equipment and the barge fleet can be deployed faster.
And with less water, the dredgers have to work harder.
“The dredgers are very, very, well-equipped, very well-trained,” said Kevin Siegel, the city’s director of water quality and environmental monitoring.
“We have been able to get to the point where we can get to water levels that are below the threshold that we want to get into.
The city’s water quality monitoring team also recently installed a new “drown zone” at the end of the harbor, where it will be harder to reach the water. “
Our goal is to get out to about 3 feet of water in about 20 to 30 days.”
The city’s water quality monitoring team also recently installed a new “drown zone” at the end of the harbor, where it will be harder to reach the water.
The goal is for the water to be about 1 foot deep, and then the city will work with contractors to ensure that the city can get the water down to a depth of just 2 feet.
The water will be tested and tested again, Siegel said.
“Once that’s met, then we’ll start moving it out into the ocean,” he said.
The city has been doing this work since May, and this is just one of several steps it is taking to keep the harbor running smoothly.
“It’s very important that we do a good job of getting water out of the waterway and keeping it from getting to the ocean and into Puget Sound,” Siegel added.
“That’s the goal.”
The dredging project has been delayed and the dredge is still going strong.
It was originally slated to be finished by April 2019.
“With the weather we’re in right now, it’s probably going to get done by mid-June,” said Siegel.
He added that this week’s rain forecast is an indication that the situation could get worse.
“I think we’re likely to see a bit more of the rain this week, but it could still be a couple of days,” he added.
The project has also been delayed because the city was still paying the contractors for the work.
But with the money still being paid, Siegle said the project should be finished in the next few weeks.
The work is still ongoing and will continue to move forward, and city officials are optimistic that things will be ready to go on schedule in the near future.
“This is the most challenging project we’ve ever had to do,” said Karen Fournier, the water quality manager for the city.
“But we’re on track, we’re working very hard to get things done.”