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Army Corps Plans Milford Harbor Dredging

Posted on October 20, 2015

By Jill Dion,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing maintenance dredging of portions of the Milford Harbor Federal Navigation Project in Milford. The proposed work involves removing about 14,000 cubic yards of sandy material from portions of the 10-foot deep entrance channel in Milford Harbor.

“Natural shoaling processes and storm events have reduced available depths in the 10-foot-deep entrance channel in Milford Harbor to as shallow as –1 foot mean lower low water,” said Project Manager Jack Karalius, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs and Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “Given these conditions and current vessel drafts, shoaling within the project is limiting safe navigation.”


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