Mike Hooks CSD E. Stroud busy in Pascagoula

Dredging work is moving ahead on the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula, Miss., and the U.S. Coast Guard is urging mariners in the area to exercise caution.

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The Mike Hooks cutter suction dredger (CSD) E. Stroud is currently conducting dredging operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers just north of the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge on the Pascagoula River.

According to the Coast Guard, the dredging operations are expected to take approximately two weeks.

The dredging pipe is marked and illuminated at night, and mariners are advised to stay within the marked channel while transiting the area, the Coast Guard said.

The project is needed to maintain the Pascagoula River’s natural hydrologic flows, which are critical to the region’s environmental, ecological, and economic resilience and sustainability.