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Inlet Dredging Set For This Month, But Long-Term Commitment Still Being Sought

Posted on August 10, 2015

By Shawn Soper, The Dispatch

While the Army Corps of Engineers will return to the resort area later this month for a short-term dredging project to temporarily fix the chronic shoaling problem in the Ocean City Inlet and commercial harbor, state and local officials continue to push for a long term solution.

The Inlet and the channels in and around the resort area naturally silt in at different times during the year due to a variety of natural and man-made factors and need to be frequently dredged to maintain a navigable depth. The federal Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) maintains the depth of the channels at 10 feet with two feet of overdraft and the Corps’ heavy dredging equipment is a fixture on the resort landscape each spring and fall.


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