OC Inlet Dredging Resumes This Month

May 3, 2017

Ocean City Inlet
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming their dredging operations in the Ocean City Inlet this month.

The vessel is expected to be in the resort city for a month after beginning its dredging operations in late April.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the dredger is expected to scoop out up to 40-thousand cubic yards of sand which accumulates as it moves south towards Assateague Island.

The dredging is usually done twice a year and clears out the sediment in the inlet area.