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350-foot dredge Hurley clearing sediment in Mississippi River

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Dredge Hurley working in the Mississippi River. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Dredge Hurley working in the Mississippi River. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Two workers meet at the very end of the dredge Hurley. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Two workers meet at the very end of the dredge Hurley. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Dredge Hurley working to clear sediment from the bottom of the Mississippi River (source: WMC Action News 5). Dredge Hurley working to clear sediment from the bottom of the Mississippi River (source: WMC Action News 5).
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - The Army Corps of Engineers is working to clean up the bottom of the Mississippi River.

Right now a 350-foot dredge Hurley is working to clear sediment buildup at the bottom of the river.

The ship started work early Sunday morning and is expected to stay through the week.

A spokesperson for the Army Corps of Engineers tells WMC Action News 5 the ship is vacuuming up sediment buildup and pumping it to a location outside the navigation channel.

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