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Barge Partially Sinks In Moses Lake Tributary

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Moses Lake officials say a dredging barge owned by Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District partially sank Saturday in the Parker Horn tributary of the lake. We are told the barge is carrying around 600 gallons of diesel and about 300 gallons of hydraulic oil. So far, Grant County officials say a very small amount of diesel has spilled into the tributary and it has been contained.
Sunday, crews will be working to get the barge out of the tributary. Equipment from Seattle is being brought it to float the boat so that crews can bring the barge to shore and then off-load the diesel and oil. Officials say they expect this process to be completed on Sunday.
Investigators are looking into the cause of the boat sinking.

 

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