The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle District, in partnership with local sponsor Port of Everett, will begin maintenance dredging of the upper and lower channel of the Everett Harbor and Snohomish River on November 18.
USACE awarded a contract to Portable Hydraulic Dredging, LLC. of Anchorage, Alaska., for $1.5 million.
During the project, approximately 100,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged from the upper channel and placed on an adjacent upland site. The Corps will also dredge 40,000 cubic yards from the lower channel, which will be beneficially placed on Jetty Island’s west shore.
Prior to dredging, the material is tested and the Corps prepares a biological evaluation in accordance with the Endangered Species Act. The Corps assures full compliance with the act prior to starting, and potential impacts are avoided through implementing timing restrictions designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The work should be complete by mid-January, said USACE.