"Dead in the Water" is the 9th episode of Season 2 and the 19th episode overall. It originally aired on January 6, 2012.


Jack Hoffman's excavator gets stuck in the creek, and time spent fine-tuning the wash plant increases efficiency in finding gold after they use it to build a new pond to replenish their old one that filled up with silt after the urging to crank more water out by Fred Dodge.

Fred Hurt and his son Dustin bring a new man in to help keep up with the never ending work. Parker takes on the work of two men, and is nearly shut down by his mom.