Here is a newspaper article telling of that meeting. Click on the image to make it larger.
Dredging the Bogue Falaya River from Covington down to the Tchefuncte River was a constant concern. Area residents and business people wanted to insure passenger and cargo boats could make it all the way up to Columbia Landing, but to make that happen, dredging was necessary. The annual floods brought tons of sand (literally) down the river and deposited it along the banks, in sand bars, and generally along the bottom to make the river shallower. Many times boats would run aground and the call for dredging would again be heard.