This report reflects some of the frustration involved in achieving results for the public with logjam removal on the Escambia River -- and other rivers in the area.
The following comment was added to reflect some of the issues at hand. Hope springs eternal the logjams will eventually be history.
There are some misunderstandings here in both some comments and some in the article. (A) There was NEVER a contract paying out for logjam removal. Removers pay for a time sensitive permit to have access to the resource . (B) The river is heavily protected by the DEP and about five other agencies – federal, state and county. (Permits and training certificates are in force) (C) Southern Forest Products folded over a year ago. (cost and partnership issues) . The key operator, LD Henderson now operates under River Resources is now clearing on the Perdido under PAID PERMITS. . It is equipment and labor intensive but yes, it can be profitable if volumes of material are removed.
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