As JDNews reports, the dredging work has been completed at an area inlet to repair damage from last yearâ€™s Hurricane Irene.
â€śWe just completed dredging New River Inlet using the Sidecast Dredge Merritt from April 1 to April 15,â€ť wrote Ann Johnson of the Wilmington Districtâ€™s public affairs office. â€śThe funds were provided as a result of the Hurricane Irene Storm Supplemental. The dredging was conducted to restore the inlet to pre-storm conditions.â€ť
The side-cast Dredge Merritt has been at work along the North Carolina coast pumping sand from shoaled areas that have hampered navigation along the areaâ€™s shallow-draft inlets and channels.
The authorized depth for the channel is six feet.
Dredging Today Staff, April 27, 2012;