Dredger Currituck Returns to Ocean City Inlet
The hopper dredger Currituck, owned and operated by the USACE Wilmington District, returned to the Ocean City Inlet on Saturday following a delay in maintenance work back in August, Ocean City Today reports.
According to Chris Gardner, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman, “The timing works out that they will be able to use post-Dorian hydrographic surveys our crews conducted earlier this week.”
This project involves routine maintenance and is not part of the long-term solution effort that was signed earlier this year between the Army Corps, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and county commissioners, informs Ocean City Today.
Under this dredging scheme, the dredged material will be taken to the surf zone off Assateague, and placed offshore to help mitigate inlet erosion.