Photo: A split-hull hopper dredge opens up in the Gulf of Mexico and dumps silt from erosion that has been deposited in the Mississippi.

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A split-hull hopper dredge opens up in the Gulf of Mexico and dumps silt from erosion that has been deposited in the Mississippi. The river is constantly dredged near the city ofNew Orleans to keep it open to shipping and barge traffic.The silt from that dredging is most often dumped in the Gulf of Mexico.

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