PHOTO UPDATE: Paducah dredging moves ahead

Dredge America crews are moving forward with the Paducah dredging project.

Aaron King

According to the City of Paducah, this latest dredging program is set to remove sediment that has built up as a result of significant flooding in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

photo by Aaron King

In October 2022, the City approved a three-year contract with Dredge America for hydraulic dredging of sediment downstream of the Transient Dock.

Also, they have received a permit from the Kentucky Division of Water with agreement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform a maximum of 60,000 cubic yards of dredging per year to maintain access to the docking area.

photo by Aaron King

All dredged material is being discharged more than three-fourths of a mile downstream in a permitted deep water area.