Wicomico River Dredging Underway from Upper Ferry to City of Salisbury


Image courtesy Army Corps of Engineers

Dredging has begun on the upper portion of the Wicomico River.  The Army Corps of Engineers began the work this week to ensure vessels can continue to safely carry fuel, materials and agricultural supplies to and from Eastern Shore communities.  About 100,000 cubic yards of material will be removed from the channel – and taken to Sharps Point – with the focus on shoaled areas from the Upper Ferry crossing to the City of Salisbury.  The channel will be restored to a depth of 14 feet and a width of 75 feet.  The work is scheduled to be completed this winter.