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Dredging Set for The Fingers

Posted on November 18, 2015

By Dina Arévalo, Port Isabel

After much delay and several impassioned pleas from Port Isabel residents, the entrance to The Fingers is set to undergo maintenance dredging in the coming weeks.

Over the last several months, dredging of the channel entrance has been a topic of conversation during numerous Port Isabel City Commission meetings, drawing extended discussion from both the commission and residents alike.

The routine maintenance of the waterway had been held off for lack of a suitable site on which to deposit the spoils. Currently, the City is permitted to use the site of Arturo Galvan Coastal Park for its dredging spoils, but conversion of the site into the park made City officials hesitant to exercise that option.


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