Morgan City

The Morgan City Fire Department has taken delivery on a new fire truck from Ferrara Fire Apparatus in Holden.

Fire Chief Morris Price tells the Daily Review he picked up the truck on Dec. 27.

The pumper truck replaces one that succumbed to mechanical failure several months ago.

The City Council in December authorized $218,898 to buy the new truck.

The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District continues to search for economical ways to keep the Atchafalaya Bar Channel clear of sediment.

The Daily Review reports ( dredging is expensive takes three to six months. Ship captains begin reporting new sediment buildup in as little as two weeks after the dredging is completed.

After six to eight weeks, the filling channel becomes a navigational issue, engineer Jonathan Hird of Baton Rouge-based Moffatt & Nichol told the port district this past week.