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October 2002 - Divers remove air domes; Dredging at Pier 37.
Pier 37, viewed from the air.
View into a dredge well before flooding. The air dome at the bottom of the caisson is visible some 75 feet (23m) below. Before the air dome can be removed, the dredge well is flooded with approximately 40 feet (12m) of water to equalize pressure on both sides of the dome.
A diver prepares to descend into the dredge well. Divers use underwater cutting torches to remove the air domes.
The diver is lowered into the dredge well on a man basket.
The diver exits the basket after it is lowered into the water. Almost immediately, the diver disappears into the murky water. At best, visibility in this water is only a few inches.
An air dome is hoisted from the dredge well.
An air dome is hoisted from the dredge well.
Excavation begins through the dredge wells once the air domes are removed.
Excavation begins through the dredge wells once the air domes are removed.
The loaded clam bucket is hoisted from the dredge well by crane.
October 3, 2002: An intense sunrise caused by intense weather, as Hurricane Lili makes landfall on the Louisiana coast some 300 miles to the south-southwest.
Late autumn is cotton harvest time on the Mississippi Delta. This cotton field is on the Arkansas side of the river near Lake Village.
Cotton field near Lake Village, Arkansas.
Late autumn is cotton harvest time on the Mississippi Delta.
In the late autumn, bales of harvested cotton are a common sight along Delta highways.