The town of Beals has requested a maintenance dredging of the harbor, according to the USACE’s New England District latest Update Report for Maine.
About 83,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the 10-foot anchorage in Beals Harbor, and 17,000 cubic yards from the 6-foot channel and 6-foot anchorage of Pig Island Gut.
For the disposal of the dredge material, a previously-used Mark Island Disposal Site, has been selected.
The project, which will be performed by mechanical means, is expected to be advertised for bids later this month.
The expected dredge window is November 1 to March 31.