Housatonic River Dredging Starts Tomorrow (USA)
The long-awaited Housatonic River dredging program is scheduled to begin tomorrow, reports milford.patch.com.
According to Bill Rock, chairman of the Waterfront and Harbor Management Commission, it will take about 27 days to remove some 50,000 cubic yards of silt from the shallowest parts of the boat channel leading up to the Devon Bridge.
“It’s for safe navigation. By going to 14 feet we can handle the traffic. If we don’t do it, it can become a major problem. The river would silt into Milford,” stated Rock.
“This much-needed project will help maintain the viability of many water-dependent activities and businesses that depend on the federal navigation channel,” said Stratford Mayor John Harkins.
Dredging Today Staff, October 28, 2012