17 August 2012

• Corps of Engineers Wants to Dredge Your Fishing Grounds

”The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...is proposing to perform maintenance dredging of portions of the Federal Navigation Project in the Housatonic River in Stratford and Milford, Conn.

”The proposed work involves removal of up to 100,000 cubic yards of sandy material from shoal areas of the Housatonic River south of the Route 1 Bridge.

“Natural shoaling processes and storm events have reduced available depths in the lower sections of the Housatonic River to as shallow as 3.5 feet Mean Lower Low Water….. Given these conditions and current vessel drafts, shoaling within the project is limiting safe navigation.”

Source: DredgingToday.com

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