Meeting on White Creek dredging set for January 19

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will provide an overview and updates on the White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County during a public information session set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

The project is now in the engineering phase.

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.

DNREC’s second virtual public meeting on the project will provide a status update, information on the design concept, and their Shoreline and Waterway Management Section strategy to use dredged sediment to restore and enhance coastal wetland areas close to the waterway.

“Meeting attendees can also provide comments and ask questions about the proposed project during the meeting,” said DNREC.

Also, questions may be submitted in advance using the online form for the project.

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