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Dredging Begins in Ocean City’s Snug Harbor

Posted on September 28, 2015

By Claire Lowe, Shore News Today

According to city business administrator Jim Mallon, the contractor, Wickberg Marine, was prepped and mobilized to begin work shortly after Labor Day. There was a slight delay, but dredging began Monday, Sept. 21. Mallon said the contractor must complete dredging by Nov. 15, according to the $937,900 contract awarded at council’s Aug. 27 meeting.

About 14,000 cubic yards of material is being removed from the lagoon, as well as a 150-foot area outside of the lagoon, to a dredge spoils site accessible from Route 52, which can hold 8,600 cubic yards of material.

As the material is moved into the Route 52 site, it will be allowed to dry, then moved out to Wildwood to cap that city’s landfill. The dredging will get Snug Harbor’s depth to 6 feet at low tide.


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