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Balfour, B.C.



Ministry of Transportation &



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Start Date:

September 2019


Completion Date:

December 2019


Dredging shallow areas in the navigational channel of the Kootenay Lake Ferry to ensure safe operation at lower lake levels.

Mobilization of S70 flexi-float portable pontoons for 1 derrick barge c/w Liebherr HS885 crawler crane, and 1 material scow c/w 45,000 lb excavator.

  • Depth surveys had identified three shallow areas in the channel that impacted safe navigation through the West Arm. To ensure ongoing safety and reliability, dredging was required at these shallow points. Material dredged from the shallows was safely deposited in the main body of Kootenay Lake, as approved by all relevant regulatory bodies.
  • VanPile’s scope of work included:
  • Dredging of approximately 11,000 cubic meters of material in 8 channel areas.
  • Disposal of dredged material in the designated area.