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Port welcomes much-needed dredging of arroyo

By RICK KELLEY Staff WriterMay 18, 2019

HARLINGEN — The deeper the muck, the tougher the transit.

Barges coming up the Arroyo Colorado are going to have an easier voyage thanks to $2.4 million set aside for dredging at the Port of Harlingen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The dredge, which looks like a giant crane set atop a squat barge, is now working an area between the Rio Hondo bridge and the port.

Ironically, the announcement of the dredging funds becoming available last year came one week before torrential, record-breaking rainfall in the Harlingen area that totaled almost 17 inches, and which also caused flooding in much of the Valley.

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