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The situation: A truck and a pontoon boat on the sandbar next to the 5th St. bridge, adjacent to the Safety Center.
What’s your guess about what was going on? (Yes, I did find out.)
These gents from Barr Engineering were hired by Malt-O-Meal to take core samples of the muck in front of the Ames Mill dam. Evidently, there are some repairs needed on the dam and the state requires an analysis of the sediment on the upstream side of the dam in case its got problem contaminents in it, gets disturbed and washes downstream.