All set for maintenance dredging at Axel Stenross Boat Ramp

The City of Port Lincoln (PLCC), South Australia, will be undertaking routine maintenance dredging at the Axel Stenross Boat Ramp in the following weeks.

Dredging of the Boat ramp entrance and channel has not occurred since it was constructed and has very slowly accumulated sediments over time resulting in a shallow channel depth which can only really be accessed during high tide.

PLCC photo

As PLCC’s contractor – Maritime Constructions – will be on site on Monday, 28 November, to undertake this dredging task.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by mid-December 2022. Completion of dredging will be dependent on the amount of work required, weather delays and operating restrictions.

Dredging works will be undertaken during the day and will be done using a dredge pump on a small pontoon positioned within the dredge area at the boat ramp.

Approximately 50m of pipe will be running between the dredge pump and the designated disposal area incorporating a booster pump along the discharge line for improved productivity.

There will be restricted access throughout this time and to avoid interruption and delays to the works in progress, regular users of the Axel Stenross Boat Ramp are encouraged to use the Billy Lights Boat Ramp as an alternative until dredging is completed, the city said.

Photo: maritimeconstructions.com.au