The Stone Harbor (NJ) is taking necessary steps to perform maintenance dredging of the Stone Harbor Lagoon this fall. This June, the Borough will solicit bids from dredging contractors.
The project will include maintenance dredging, dewatering the dredged material at the Stone Harbor Marina parking lot, and placing the dredged material at approved upland facilities.
Up to 179,000 cubic yards of dredged material may be removed from the waterways. Based on the quantity of dredged material, logistical constraints, and environmental restrictions, this work will take place over a two-year period. In-water dredging activities will occur from September to December of each year.
The NJDEP and USACE permits for this project are pending approval.
The Borough recently completed a detailed hydrographic survey of the basin and slip areas. The results of this survey will be available to the public later this month.
COWI North America Inc. (COWI) [formerly Ocean and Coastal Consultants (OCC)] will provide professional services related to the dredging project.