Hickman port to receive emergency dredging - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Hickman port to receive emergency dredging


The Hickman and Fulton County Riverport will receive emergency dredging Wednesday as part of efforts to keep the port open and operating.

Without the dredging, the port faced a minimum of a three to four week closure, according to the Delta Regional Authority.

The Fulton port is the only major port on the east bank of the Mississippi River between Memphis and Wickliffe. It is also located in the geographic center of a major grain producing area.

The emergency dredging process will be completed by the end of the week at the cost of about $50,000.

The Hickman Fulton County Riverport was created in 1978.

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