Dissen and Juhn to Dredge Tongers Basin in Maryland
The Talbot County Department of Public Works has announced that dredging of the Tilghman Island’s popular Tongers Basin will begin this week.
Partially funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Waterways Improvement Program, the dredging project could take up to six weeks to complete.
“Contractor Dissen and Juhn, LLC will begin work at 6:30 a.m. and will continue until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,” said County Engineer Ray Clarke. “While Tongers Basin is being dredged, no boat traffic will be permitted through the work zone.”
The Talbot County also added that the contractor will move its operations to Dogwood Harbor after the work at Tongers Basin is complete. This portion of the project will take an additional 3 to 4 weeks.
According to the Preston Peper, director of Talbot County Department of Parks and Recreation, many of the areas around the Chesapeake Bay have silted in, and Tongers Basin and Dogwood Harbor are no exception.
“Dredging will allow us to deepen the water in the basin which will benefit both our commercial watermen and recreational boaters as well as the businesses that serve them,” said Preston Peper.