Canada: Council OKs Funding for Meaford Harbour Dredging

The city council has agreed to spend some emergency funds to dredge the Meaford Harbour channel, according to The Sun Times.

Council heard that silt has filled in so much that the water is only four feet deep in some parts of the main channel leading to the gasoline pumps at Richardson Boats.

The Sun Times reports that the emergency transfer of funds from the Memorial Park campground realignment project would solve the problem for this year.

Coun. Mike Poetker, a Meaford representative on the conservation authority board, said the silting problem up river is well known and the harbour can’t be solved in isolation.


Dredging Today Staff, June 14, 2012