USA: Army Corps Presents Cohasset Harbor Dredging Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing maintenance dredging of the Cohasset Harbor Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Cohasset and Scituate, Mass. The town of Cohasset is the local sponsor.

The authorized FNP provides for an anchorage area in the inner harbor, 7-feet deep MLLW and about 16.25 acres in area; a channel 8-feet deep MLLW and 90 feet wide from the outer harbor to the anchorage area; and 12.45 acres of anchorage area, 6 feet deep MLLW as follows: 3.8 acres in Cohasset Cove, 3.25 acres in the vicinity of Government Island Cove and 5.4 acres in Bailey Creek.

“The proposed work involves emergency dredging of an area affected by Hurricane Sandy approximately 11.25 acres in size including the Cohasset Harbor entrance channel, the northern corner of the 7-foot anchorage by the breakwater, and the entrance to Bailey Creek where Bassings Beach is encroaching into the anchorage area,” said Project Manager Craig Martin, of the Corps’ New England District, Programs/Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “The maintenance dredging will produce approximately 60,000 cubic yards of sandy material and restore these areas to authorized dimensions.”

The material will be dredged with a hydraulic cutterhead pipeline dredge and pumped onto intertidal areas of Sandy Beach in Cohasset. The last time the harbor was dredged was in 1998-2000 (two phases due to time of year restrictions) when the entire FNP was dredged and the material was placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site. Work will be performed over a three-month period from Oct. 1 to Jan. 31.

Press Release, March 7, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport”

This event will take place in early February, before the opening of the 2018 season when dredging and hydraulic engineering works start…

read more >

3rd European Dredging Summit

The latest in ACI’s global series of dredging summits, the 3rd European Dredging Summit  will once again bring together leading experts…

read more >

2nd East Africa Port Expansion Conference

This event will gather senior port representatives, key stakeholders, expert consultants and contractors, technology providers as well…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply