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Mud Dredged To Prevent Dartmouth’s Higher Ferry From Running Aground

Posted on February 8, 2016

By Karen Perrow, Ivybridge & South Brent

SEVERAL tonnes of mud and silt have been dredged from the bed of the River Dart to prevent the Dartmouth Higher Ferry running aground on very low spring tides.

A dredging tug has been used to scoop out the material and deposit it in the main channel of the river from where it will disperse naturally.

The dredging project saw the Higher Ferry taken out of service around 9am last Thursday until early afternoon to enable the silt clearance to be carried out from the bottom of the Dartmouth slipway.


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