Redwood dredging about to begin

Curtin Maritime, from Long Beach, California, is currently mobilizing their equipment for the Redwood City Maintenance Dredging Project.

Work will be performed in Redwood City, California, with an estimated completion date of October 31, 2021.

The contract includes maintenance dredging of the Redwood City Channel to -30-ft (MLLVV) plus 2 feet of paid overdepth and transporting of the dredged material to the Government-furnished site SF-11 and to the Contractor furnished beneficial use upland site.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, is the contracting activity.

Dredging is a routine necessity to keep these waterways open because otherwise sand and silt that is washed downstream gradually fills the channel.

Redwood City Harbor is a mid-use, deep-draft harbor on San Francisco Bay in the County of San Mateo. The project consists of San Bruno Shoal Channel, an entrance channel, outer channel, inner channel, and two turning basins. 

Photo: Curtin