The dredging operations at Oamaru Harbor in North Otago, New Zealand, are officially underway.
Under the project, Rooney Earth Moving will be dredging a 120 meter long by 40 meter wide portion of the Oamaru Harbor channel to a depth of three meters at low tide (at present its down to about 1 meter at low tide), 7,000 cubic meters of dredging material is proposed to be removed from the channel.
The heavy machinery involved in the dredging project includes a 40 tonne long reach excavator, 30 tonne excavator and 35 tonne dump truck.
The dredged material will be used to establish a temporary causeway along the harbor side of the breakwater in order to provide access to carry out repairs and rock armoring on the sea side of the breakwater.
Oamaru Captured has just released this beautiful video from this very important dredging program.