Sussex County’s White Creek Next in Line for Dredging

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An emergency dredge project at the Murderkill River in Kent County has been completed ahead of schedule. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, its Shoreline and Waterway Management Section will take on another navigability restoration project on White Creek in Sussex County. The White Creek project is being put out for bids. More…

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OC Dredging Issues Examined At Hybrid Meeting This Week

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The US Army Corps of Engineers along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Worcester County will host a hybrid public meeting this week. The session Tuesday will examine the navigation improvement project to address sediment accumulation in the Ocean City Inlet, and a study into the ‘scour hole’ near Homer Gudelsky Park. The…

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DNREC Plans Info Session On White Creek Dredge Plan

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White Creek is due for maintenance dredging. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources is hosting a virtual information session next week to share details about the project. White Creek, which connects Indian River Bay to the Assawoman Canal and ultimately Little Assawoman Bay, has been affected by shoaling, which in turn impacts navigation. According to…

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OC Inlet To Be Dredged This Month

Ocean City Inlet (photo courtesy of oceancltylive.com
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The US Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to dredge the Ocean City inlet later this month. According to Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md. 1st, shoaling in the inlet will be addressed, and any obstacles that may have been stirred up by Tropical Storm Elsa would be removed. The dredging is expected to take part between…

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Massey’s Ditch Dredging Expected to Begin in November

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Dredging for Massey’s Ditch is expected to begin by November.  DNREC officials say the contractor will begin mobilizing to the project site on November 1st – with dredging to begin shortly after that.  Massey’s Ditch connects the Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay.  The dredging window runs from November 1 to March 1, 2020.   …

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OC Inlet Dredging on Hold

Dredging work in Ocean City’s inlet stopped almost as soon as it started.  The work is on hold for a couple weeks after the Army Corps of Engineers says the vessel used for the project had to return to North Carolina for unexpected maintenance.  There is still several more days-worth of work to complete to get…

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Dredging of OC Inlet to Begin Wednesday

Congressman Andy Harris has announced the start of dredging of the Ocean City Inlet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers was able to secure a corps dredge vessel from their sister district, Wilmington, for the project. That vessel arrived today and will conduct five days’ worth of dredging over the coming week beginning on…

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Massey’s Ditch Dredging Project to be Re-bid this Spring

A planned Channel Maintenance Dredging Project for Massey’s Ditch will be re-bid later this year.  A bid opening was conducted on January 30th, but DNREC did not receive an acceptable bid.  DNREC will update their design specifications and contract document – and a second invitation to bid could be announced this spring.  That will allow…

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Bethany Beach Replenishment Picking up Speed

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Beach replenishment has picked up in Bethany Beach and sand pumping to the northern town limits has been completed.  The beach will be opened from Third Street north.  The next area where sand will be pumped will be between Third Street to a spot between Campbell Place and Central Boulevard.  The project will be in…

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