Kenmore Channel dredging starts next week

American Construction Co. is getting ready to begin maintenance dredging of the Kenmore Federal Channel in Washington.

According to the Army Corps, the maintenance dredging of the Kenmore Federal Channel will begin next week, December 14.

During the works, the contractor will use a clamshell dredge to remove approximately 35,000 cubic yards of material from the channel.

Boaters in the area should be cautious and avoid the dredge and barge operations and pass the dredging operations slowly. The operation will run 24 hours/day, 7 days/per week and should be completed by February 1, 2021, reported the Corps.

Dredged material will be transported by barge to the Waste Management Duwamish Reload Facility, a commercial transload facility. From there it will be transported by rail to the Columbia Ridge Landfill for disposal.

The material was tested, and USACE prepared a biological evaluation and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documentation in accordance with the Federal and State requirements.

The Corps assures full environmental compliance prior to starting, and potential impacts are avoided through implementing timing restrictions and dredging best management practices.

Photo: American Construction