Riverbed Resource Planning & Permitting On the Mississippi

Permitting - Multi state area of a large river in the eastern US
Riverbed Resource Planning & Permitting: Dredging the Mississippi

Project Need

An aggregate materials merchant needed assistance to dredge sand and gravel from the Mississippi River's bed. For the project to proceed, approvals were needed across multiple states where the river flows - a multi state area in the eastern US. A significant part of the approval process was to specify the zones within the Mississippi River which were off-limits to dredging due to various environmental, utility, and infrastructure considerations.

Services Completed

The Lord & Winter Team embarked on a thorough process to secure the necessary permits across the three states. This involved sourcing data from a mix of government and private entities. Using state of the art GIS mapping software, maps of the river’s operable areas were produced.

Issue Resolved

The resulting maps, meticulously created by Lord and Winter, pinpointed precise areas where dredging could be undertaken and where it was prohibited. These maps have since become an invaluable tool for the client, empowering them to design and strategize their future river-based projects with confidence and clarity.

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