At Area A, Project Engineer Bob Litzke explains the sediment-drying process to Ray Bettinelli, president of the Peconic River Sportman's Club. Sediment from the vacuum guzzler is first unloaded into a screened drying tank for 48 hours. The weight of the sediment squeezes water through the screen where it collects on the bottom of the tank. Later, the sediment is moved into the intercept box (right) and mixed with a white, inert, drying agent. When dry, the sediment is bagged in a 10-ton, white supersack (left), ready for transport to an offsite disposal facility.