Getting ready for Absecon dredging VIDEO

The 2021 dredging season has officially begun, the New Jersey Department of Transportation reports.

This time lapse video shows a dredging boat being lowered into the Absecon Creek Channel in Absecon Bay where sediment shift from storm events have made the channel unnavigable.

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Dredging in this area will create safe passage for boaters and operators who rely on the channel.

Dredging operations will be underway 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week, Monday to Saturday, through the end of November 2021.

An estimated 70,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the channel.

The channel will be dredged to a depth of six feet at low tide with an allowable overdredge of one foot.

Photo: NJDOT