Meeting on Toledo Harbor Dredging Set for March 29

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Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, to accept comments on a proposal for the annual dredging of the Toledo Harbor federal navigational channel.

The meeting will take place at Toledo City Council Chambers, One Government Center, 640 Jackson St.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has applied for a water quality certification for the project, which involves dredging the lake approach channel between Lake Mile 2.5 and Lake Mile 13.

Dredged material would be disposed in the southwestern portion of the approved open lake disposal area located about 3.5 miles from the Toledo Harbor lighthouse.

EPA said that dredging would not start before July 1 and would not occur during storm events.

During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details about the proposed project.

Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the annual dredging application through April 5, 2018.

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