Maintenance dredging of a portion of the Guilford Harbor in Guilford, Conn., will be completed under the terms of a $2.2 million contract recently signed between Coastline Consulting and Development, LLC, of Madison, Conn., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
Dredging is scheduled to start around November 15, 2014 and will take about 10 weeks to complete. The contract was awarded on September 23, 2014.
“The dredging work will include the main federal navigation channel, an anchorage located in the East River, approximately 100 feet by 1,500 feet, and the 55-foot wide, 800-foot long Sluice Creek Chanel which connects the Guilford marina to the main federal navigation channel,” said Project Manager Daniel Stenstream, of the Corps’ Programs and Project Management Division in Concord, Mass. “In addition to these areas, the town of Guilford marina may also be dredged.”
Approximately 60,000 total cubic yards of sandy material will be dredged from the main channel, anchorage, Sluice Creek and marina. A mechanical dredge using various types of clamshell buckets will remove material from the shoaled portions of the Guilford Harbor federal navigation channel and marina, place it in scows that will be towed to the Central Long Island Disposal Area in Long Island Sound for disposal of dredged material.
The authorized federal project includes a navigation channel 6 feet deep below mean lower low water (MLLW) and 100 feet wide extending approximately 6,000 linear feet from the confluence of the East and Neck Rivers out into Guilford Harbor.
Press Release, October 1, 2014