It was like watching an orchestra – each with their own job but all of them going at the same time. I could count at least eight bulldozers and four track hoes working, and it was impossible to get an accurate count of the scrapers running. As of Sunday night they were moving 19,000 cubic yards of sand per day, over a 24 hour period.

Scrapers are running a mile plus loop pulling the sand and dirt off of the Griffin Farm. When you look across the field you can see the devastation and the power of the river as entire trees are scattered all over. Center rivets are laying on their side. Even with the construction crew pulling the sand off it will be years before this piece of ground will be farmed again.