05 October 2015

• CT Waterways In Serious Need of Dredging

“Long Island Sound, and our 332 miles of Connecticut coastline, is a critical natural, recreational, and economic resource for our region and the nation. Over the next 30 years, an estimated 53 million cubic yards of sediment must be removed from waterways and channels along the Sound…to ensure the continued viability of the region’s maritime-dependent activities — including military and federal facilities that are critical to our local economy.

”Unfortunately, the lack of a clear framework for needed dredging maintenance, and the disposal of dredged materials in the region, as well as ongoing uncertainty over the future use of open water placement, has had a negative impact on private marinas, ports, towns and even Naval Submarine Base New London.…”

Please visit this link to read the full article: TheDay

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