One Barge Removed From Stennis Lock and Dam

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – One barge wedged against the Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus was removed on Tuesday morning.

Crews hired by Tom Sawyer Grain, located in Clay County, are in charge of the removal.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations Manager Rick Saucer tells WCBI it could be Wednesday before a second sunken barge is removed.

The barge was loaded with soybeans when it sank on December 28th.

Three barges operated by Tom Sawyer Grain in Clay County came loose and started floating down the Tenn-Tom on the weekend after Christmas after flooding rains.

Saucer says at least one spillway gate is damaged.

It will be this summer before any repairs are made, because that’s when there is a lower flooding threat on the river.

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