USA: Harbour Town Dredging Plan Moves Ahead
The dredging plans for the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and two other clogged waterways on Hilton Head Island are moving forward.
According to islandpacket.com, the South Island Dredging Association (SIDA) applied on Sepember 10 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston for permits to hydraulically dredge creeks and marinas in Sea Pines.
The SIDA reports that, if this permit gets a nod, the dredging work would commence in November 2013 and be finished by April 2014.
“The disposal site is a relatively innocuous area, especially during winter time,” Dave Harter, the president of the Hilton Head Sportfishing Club.
“It’s not a hot fishing area. It’s a little desolate out there. However, it is a place to fish for tarpon, shark and lady fish during the summer. But if they went out a couple miles further, they would encroach onto an artificial reef,” he concluded.
Dredging Today Staff, October 1, 2012; Image: seapinesliving