Public Meeting on Ocean City Inlet Projects Set for Next Week


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting next week on future projects at the Ocean City Inlet.

The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, May 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch will discuss two concurrent efforts: a project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet, as well as a study on the scour hole near Homer Gudelsky Park. The first half hour will be compromised of an open house in which participants can view posters, provide feedback and speak with personnel. At 7 p.m., there will be formal presentation and floor questions.

The Ocean City Inlet navigation channel is regularly used by commercial fisherman, recreational boaters, the U.S. Coast Guard and others. The Corps has regularly removed materials from the inlet through dredging, in attempts to maintain the channel’s authorized 10 foot depth.