Cricket Cove Marina Dredging Project on the Table

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has received an application for a DA permit regarding the proposed Cricket Cove Marina Dredging project.

According to USACE, the permit is for maintenance dredging of an existing mooring basin located adjacent to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) at the terminus of Baker Street, Litter River, Horry County, South Carolina.

The proposed project consists of the maintenance dredging the Cricket Cove Marina through a combination of mechanical and hydraulic means.

In detail the applicant is requesting a 10 year maintenance dredging permit that includes a combination of hydraulic and mechanical dredging, as needed, to ensure navigable depths over a total of 5.3 acres to include the marina basin and areas adjacent to the AIWW required for continued marina operation,” reported the Corps.

USACE estimates that approximately 130,000 cubic yards of material will be removed from the area over a 10 year period.

Deadline for sending comments on the proposed project is February 15, 2018.


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