White Creek dredging plan on display

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session on July 28, via Zoom, to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County.

Since White Creek was last dredged in the early 2000s, shoaling has increasingly impacted navigation in the waterway that connects Indian River Bay to the Assawoman Canal and ultimately Little Assawoman Bay.

The project is currently in the design phase, and an alternatives analysis is also underway to identify suitable beneficial uses for dredged material generated by the project to restore and enhance nearby coastal wetland areas.

Facilitated by the Shoreline and Waterway Management section in the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, the virtual meeting will provide information about its waterway management program, and an update on the progress of the White Creek project design and current project schedule.

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