As part of the ongoing task of keeping the waterway safe for shipping, another round of dredging in the lower Snohomish River and Port Gardner has officially begun.
William Dowell, a spokesman for the federal agency, stated that some of the dredged material will be available for use by local governments, while some will be used to reinforce the shoreline along Jetty Island.
The contractor, Portable Hydraulic Dredging Inc., of Eagle Creek, is using hydraulic machinery to suck out the sediment in two strategic locations in the river, reports heraldnet.com.
The Army Corps last dredged the river two years ago.
Dredging Today Staff, October 26, 2012; Image: usace