USACE Proposes Additional Dredging in Middle River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to evaluate the potential impacts of modifying the previously-approved Flow Re-routing Plan as part of the environmental mitigation for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

The modifications consist of additional dredging in Middle River to provide the flows designed in the 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement, and to beneficially use the dredged sediments to create approximately nine acres of intertidal wetlands.

According to the Cops, the proposed action includes dredging an additional 2,600 feet within Middle River to -7 feet mean lower low water (MLLW). An additional four feet of dredging depth is also proposed at the mouth of Union Creek within the previous- approved footprint to account for potential future shoaling.

Majority of the dredged material will be used beneficially to create wetlands in both McCoombs (western arm of McCoys Cut) and Rifle Cuts to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

The remaining balance of dredged sediment, approximately 100,000 cubic yards, will be placed either in existing upland dredge-material containment areas (DMCA) or in a portion of the Sediment Basin, which is another flow re-routing feature of SHEP.

USACE also reported that there will be no change in the method or timing of dredging, the design of the diversion structure or the rock plugs. Construction is to take place from barges to minimize impacts to adjacent lands.

Written statements regarding the Draft EA and FONSI for the proposed action will be received until June 26, 2017.

 

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

The conference is well-attended by professionals representing the entire cross-section of the dredging field…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Global Dredging Forum

2 day conference on the commercial activities of ports. How to meet the global demands of new vessels in an increasingly competitive market.

read more >

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply