Due to the current drought crisis, AUS dive crews are relocating Echo Bay’s water intake barge to deeper water on Echo Bay, Lake Mead. The water intake barge is currently sitting in shallow water as Lake Mead’s water levels reach historic lows. AUS is relocating the barge and four concrete anchors as well as extending the
AUS divers inspected and repaired damage to essential fish structures caused by recent storms on the Lewis River, Washington. Recent storm water and debris damaged essential fish nets and pens located in the Swift Reservoir on the Lewis River. AUS dive crews inspected the damage and made necessary repairs to fish structures to ensure continued
AUS crews provided emergency salvage services at Pier 69, Seattle, WA. AUS Divers on Pier 69 Emergency Salvage After a construction barge broke loose on Pier 69, AUS was called to provide emergency salvage services to locate and recover construction materials that fell from the barge. AUS crews also inspected the Pier face
Associated Underwater Services (AUS) was invited speak at the Spokane Public Schools' Career Fair. Kirk Neumann, AUS General Manager, discussed the diving industry and shared his extensive experience in the diving world with 2,500 local 5th graders. Mr. Neumann spoke about the important role divers play in maintaining our critical infrastructure. He also discussed the positive
AUS conducted a sonar survey at Enloe Dam, situated on the Similkameen River. AUS, teaming with ASI Marine, utilized two different sonar systems to perform the survey. The first portion of the survey was done with a multi-beam sonar system mounted on the bottom of the work boat. The second portion was done with a
AUS Diving was contracted to retrieve four aluminum environmental sample sleds along the Brightwater Treatment Plant Marine Outfall. The Brightwater Treatment Plant Marine Outfall, located in King County, extends a mile off of Point Wells into Puget Sound. The outfall consists of twin 600-foot-deep pipes, each with approximately 250 feet of diffuser at the offshore
AUS was contracted through a Master Services Agreement to conduct an underwater condition survey at Boundary Dam. The survey was of the forebay north wall and the mouth of the six intake tunnels to identify any spalls, cracks, and general concrete erosion. AUS investigated interfaces between the concrete structures and river bottom for scouring and
AUS was deployed for an emergency call out to survey concrete and debris inside the intake structure for the turbines at Diablo Dam. Utilizing an 8-man crew, AUS removed concrete debris from inside the intake tunnel, downstream from the trash racks, at depths of 120’ – 150’. AUS completed a hydrographic survey to inspect the
AUS dive crew salvaged two vessels on Lake Washington which sank after catching fire. The vessels salvaged were a two-story house boat and a power boat. AUS divers skillfully attached lift bags to the sunken vessels and raised the vessels from the bottom of the lake.
AUS was contracted by American Cruise Lines to remove a mooring line that had been wrapped up in the ship's propeller. An AUS diver successfully removed the line so the American Pride could resume its way to Clarkston, Washington. AUS crews regularly perform ship husbandry on cruise vessels in various ports throughout the U.S.