The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has awarded Sagamore Creek maintenance dredging contract to Prock Marine Company of Rockland, Maine.
The location of work to be performed under this contract is within the Congressionally-authorized Back Channels portion of the Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River Federal Navigation Project known as Sagamore Creek, located in Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire.
According to the fbo.gov, approximately 4,300 cubic yards of predominantly sandy sediment will be dredged from the 6-ft navigation channel and confluence by mechanical dredge.
The sandy dredge material will be transported by scow and disposed of at a nearshore placement site adjacent to Wallis Sands Beach.
Dredging operations are expected to take 4 to 6 weeks and should be completed before March 1, 2017.