Posted on November 23, 2015
By Catherine Kozak, The Outer Banks Voice
Dredging will start this week in a shoaled section of channel in Hatteras Inlet, a project that will provide much-needed relief to ferry and private vessel traffic to and from the Atlantic.
Working off a recently completed survey, the state Ferry Division will use the state dredge Carolina to clear about 700-800 feet between the inlet gorge and Sloop Channel, a section that currently has as little as 3.5 feet of water.
Early on, a pilot channel will be carved to allow quicker access for local vessels.
“We’re going to get a little area cut out for you guys to start using,” Ferry Division Deputy Director Jed Dixon said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Dare County Oregon Inlet and Waterways Commission.
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