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2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 16--NEWBURYPORT -- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the funding for the dredging of the Merrimack River channel. The committee reported out $400,000 for Newburyport Harbor renovations. The House Appropriations Committee last month approved a bill providing $760,000 for dredging the Merrimack River channel and another $95,000 to study erosion on Plum Island. Congressman John Tierney,...

2008-07-12 15:00:00

By Fraser Sherman, Destin Log, Fla. Jul. 12--Destin's berm-building on Holiday Isle this spring cost $150,000 more than expected, officials say, even though it dredged less than half as much sand onto the beaches as the city had hoped. "This is the kind of thing that drives me crazy," City Councilor Jim Bagby said at Monday's council meeting. "We started out, we were going to spend $50,000 ... now we're spending $300,000 in taxpayers' money." Bagby moved that the city pay the bill, but...

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By John Dodge, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 4--Using Capitol Lake dredge spoils to reshape the shoreline along Deschutes Parkway will be the best way to reduce effects of sediment accumulating in lower Budd Inlet if the lake is turned back into a Deschutes River estuary, a federal study released Thursday suggests. The $100,000 study by the United States Geological Survey is part of a lake-versus-estuary comparison by the Capitol Lake Adaptive Management Plan steering committee...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By Tony Marrero, Hernando Today, Brooksville, Fla. Jul. 3--HERNANDO BEACH -- HERNANDO BEACH -- A coalition of residents who oppose the site the county has selected to store material dredged from the bottom of the channel here wants more time to file for a hearing with the state. Residents have filed two separate requests with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. They seek a 60-day extension on the amount of time provided to request an administrative hearing, Ana Gibbs, a...

2008-07-02 00:00:14

By Sean Augustin HULU TERENGGANU: The Sungai Berang riverine forest near Kampung Pengkalan Ajal here is under threat from sand dredging, which could damage its fragile eco-system and endanger wildlife. The riverine forest is home to various flora and fauna such as wild orchids, terrapins, pig-tailed monkeys and kingfishers. It is learnt that sand dredging had been carried out in at least five sites along Sungai Berang. Malaysian Nature Society member Wan Nurzalia Wan Saelan told the...

2008-06-24 09:02:47

By Rachana Dixit, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. Jun. 24--The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors has moved one step closer toward fully endorsing a dredging study on the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. The board agreed Monday to have one representative each from four local bodies -- the Charlottesville City Council, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the Albemarle County Service Authority and the RWSA -- convene early next month to discuss the formation...

2008-06-22 06:00:12

By Bill Bleyer, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 22--Recreational boater Richard Kerr of Commack was pleased when Suffolk County last fall finally began to dredge the sand-clogged Nissequogue River channel. His excitement was short-lived. A few weeks ago, when he tried to reach Long Island Sound at low tide, he found himself in a little over two feet of water. He had to tilt up his motor to avoid sucking gravel into it. "They made a very narrow channel, a quick fix," Kerr said. "Storms...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

U.S. scientists say they've started a two-year experiment testing a new method of dealing with polluted sediment in coastal waterways. The University of New Hampshire researchers are in a polluted sediment mud flat at the edge of the Cocheco River near downtown Dover, N.H. Rather than dredging or burying the sediment under sand, the researchers are using geotextile mats to cap and stabilize the pollution in place. Led by Associate Professor Kevin Gardner and Research Assistant Professor...

2008-06-19 09:00:28

By Gary Pinnell, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 18--SEBRING -- Last week when Clell Ford and Erin McCarta measured the width, length and depth of a dredge hole at City Pier Beach, where a drowning took place June 7, they realized it was a whole lot bigger than originally estimated. In fact, it's about 10 times bigger, and it's going to take twice as much sand to fill it as can be easily found in Lake Jackson: 10.000 cubic feet, 6,800 cubic yards. So the bottom line, said Ford,...

2008-06-18 12:00:29

By Matthew K. Roy, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jun. 18--PEABODY -- The experimental dredging of Crystal Lake satisfied the company responsible for it, but not the Friends of Peabody Lakes, a community group dedicated to the protection and cleanup of the city's waters. During a first-of-its-kind test, genetically created bacteria consumed a portion of the organic sediment that is choking the 10-acre pond. The testing company, Bioquatic Supply of Maynard, estimated that it was able to...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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