Rhyl Harbor Dredging About to Begin

An operation to dredge Rhyl Harbor as part of an annual maintenance program will get underway later this week.

Approximately 22,000 tonnes of material will be removed from the harbor during the operation, which was given the go-ahead following a successful application by Denbighshire County Council for a marine licence to dredge from Natural Resources Wales.

Councillor Huw Jones, Cabinet Lead Member for Tourism, Leisure and Youth, said: “Maintenance dredging is essential to ensure Rhyl Harbor is fit for purpose and there are many long term benefits associated with maintaining navigable channels.

“The livelihoods of commercial boat owners rely heavily on the maintenance of the harbor. Since the completion of the regeneration of the harbor in 2014, the number of harbor users has increased considerably, therefore the pressure and demand to maintain the channels has also increased.”

The work is due to begin on Wednesday, 20 May, with contractors working for three hours either side of low tide each day. Three 25 tonne dump trucks will be used for transporting dredged material which will then be taken off-site by the contractors.

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