VIDEO: Oakland Harbor Dredging (USA)
Under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Harbor Navigation Improvement Project (-50 foot project) includes widening and deepening of the Oakland Harbor entrance, outer and inner harbor channels, and two turning basins.
The -50 foot project is necessary to accommodate the latest generation of container ships, which are capable of carrying 45% more cargo.
The Oakland dredging project has also garnered national recognition as a model for cost-effective “beneficial re-use” of dredge sediment.
Nearly 100% of the sediment dredged from this project is being used for wetlands restoration, shallow water habitat enhancement, and upland use within San Francisco Bay, at costs comparable to ocean disposal.
Dredging Today Staff, March 20, 2013