USA: Rudee Inlet Dredging Scheduled for June 17
The Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging the Rudee Inlet Federal Navigation Project on Monday.
The Corps’ dredge Meritt, based out of Wilmington, N.C., will dredge for four days to remove shoaling in the channel.
Engineers expect to dredge about 20,000 cubic yards of material, which will be placed directly north of the entrance channel and inlet jetties.
The $78,000 project is 72 percent federally funded. Virginia Beach will fund the remaining 28 percent.
Rudee Inlet is designated as a critical harbor of refuge and is located on the Atlantic Ocean side in Virginia Beach. The project provides access to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean for commercial fishing vessels, charter fishing boats, head boats and a wide range of private recreational vessels.
Press Release, June 13, 2013