Second Barge Removed From Webbers Falls Dam


Wednesday, September 4th 2019, 2:24 pm
By: News On 6


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the second of two barges that slammed into the Webbers Falls Lock & Dam 16 in May flooding has been removed. 

A salvage company had been working to remove the barges since last week. The Corps handled the water levels on the Arkansas as the salvage operation took place.

The second barge ended up beneath the first when they struck the dam and sank May 23.

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the barges were a combined 3,800 tons. They were carrying a load of fertilizer. 

 

 

 

 
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