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Army Corps Dredge to Again Attack Shoaling in Oregon Inlet

Posted on September 14, 2015

By Sam Walker, The Outer Banks Voice

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge Currituck has resumed operations in Oregon Inlet, trying to stay ahead of shoaling east of the Bonner Bridge that continues to fill in the main channel of the troublesome waterway.

An Aug. 31 survey of the inlet shows the channel dug earlier this spring across the shoal formed by the Bodie Island Spit has all but filled back in, and boats are again making a hard turn just east of the protective fenders under the bridge to stay in deeper water.

The hopper dredge Currituck began working 12 hours a day in on Monday, and is scheduled to stay until at least Sept. 20, according to the Corps’ Outer Banks Field Office team leader Steven S. Shriver.


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