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SCIDD starts work work with Barracuda dredge from DSC

New Vessels // March 6, 2013

In December 2012, the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District (SCIDD) in Coolidge, Arizona took delivery of their new DSC Barracuda Class 12in x 10in 4250 Series electric dredge.

The district purchased the hydraulic dredge to remove sediment from the bottom of the Florence-Casa Grande Canal settling basin. The sediment from the canal is trapped in the basin and must be removed or it will eventually fill the basin.

“The new dredge is a crucial piece of the San Carlos Irrigation Project,” said Charlie Johnson, DSC Dredge representative.

“The Barracuda Class 12in x 10in 4250 Series electric dredge removes the sediment efficiently using electric power, which is far better for the local environment than diesel power.”

The settling basin project includes delivery canals that convey irrigation water from the Gila River and Central Arizona projects to agricultural lands in the SCIDD and Gila River Indian Community. Removing the sediment from the settling basins is critical to the overall success of the programme.

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