On or about January 25, Barnegat Bay Dredging Company will begin dredging the federal channel of the waterway between markers 419 and 421 in the vicinity of Nummy Island, NJ, USACE reports.
The Dredge Fullerton will conduct the dredging and pump the sediment to Great Flats to adaptively manage habitat created for nesting birds.
This operation is expected to take approximately two weeks including equipment mobilization and demobilization.
The Dredge Fullerton will then move to dredge critical shoaling in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway between channel markers 386 and 388 west of Avalon, NJ.
Sediment will be placed on and around Sturgeon Island as part of a continued marsh restoration and habitat enhancement project.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District, this operation will take approximately four weeks including equipment mobilization and demobilization.