Bogue Inlet dredging about to begin

USACE will begin a dredging project along the Bogue Inlet “connecting channel” on Sunday, September 26, the Carteret County Shore Protection Office said.

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The dredging program is anticipated to take 7 to 10 days to complete and USACE will be utilizing their sidecast dredge, the Merritt, to conduct the work.

Funding for this dredging cycle is being provided by the N.C. Division of Water Resources via the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund (~67%), and a series of local governments including Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Carteret County, Swansboro and Onslow County (collectively ~33%).

Photo: Carteret County