PHOTO: Southwind Busy at Knapps Narrows
The Southwind Construction crew is currently dredging Knapps Narrows near Tilghman Island as part of maintenance dredging being overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, to ensure continued safe navigation along the federal channel.
As part of this $1.4 million dredging contract, Southwind will be removing roughly 100,000 cubic yards of material from the Knapps Narrows Federal Navigation Channel to restore it to its authorized depth of 9 feet (MLLW), plus two feet of allowable overdepth, and a width of 75 feet.
USACE has coordinated closely with the Maryland Department of Environment and Talbot County on the project and dredge material placement site.
The material, consisting of clay, mud, sand, silt and shell and combinations thereof, is being placed via pipeline at the previously used upland site located on approximately 20 acres of the Donnel-Jones Farm.
Dredging work in the channels is expected to be done in May, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.