Dredging begins for Oak Orchard

Posted 23 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Sue Cook – The dredging barge is near the breakwall at the end of the channel.

By Sue Cook, staff reporter

POINT BREEZE – The Army Corps of Engineers has begun the long-awaited dredging of the Oak Orchard Harbor. This will clear silt and sediment which has caused shallow areas in the channel.

The last time this dredging occurred was in 2004. The harbor should be cleared of buildup every three to five years.

Boats are still able to enter and leave the harbor while the dredging barge is working near the breakwall.