Dredging Planned for Isle of White and Sinepuxent Bay Channels

Jun 17, 2013

Sinepuxent Bay
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This fall the Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging the Isle of Wight and the Sinepuxent Bay Channels.

Money will flow from the Hurricane Sandy relief funds which will also repair the damaged seawall along the north side of the Ocean City Inlet.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the corps figures the current channel depth of Isle of White at 2 feet and the Sinepuxent Bay at 3 feet.

The aim is to restore the depth to the congressionally mandated 6 feet.

As for the 135-thousand cubic yards of dredge materials unearthed the corps plans to seek a suitable flat upland location within 1.5 miles of the dredging site.