The Army Corps of Engineers is looking at dredging the inlet channel in Ocean City beginning in the first week of next month.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that after the last winter storm the Corps decided to carry out the dredging earlier than planned.
Around 15-thousand cubic yards of material is will be needed to be removed from the channel to reach the 10 foot depth needed for passage.
Next month’s dredging should dig out around 10-thousand cubic yards.
The rest is expected to be done in April.
The Daily Times reports that large commercial fishing vessels have been having a hard time getting through the channel after the storm.