MURDEN dredging Ponce Inlet, Florida

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge MURDEN has begun maintenance dredging of the Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida.

Photo courtesy of USACE

As reported, the vessel is dredging sections of the Ponce de Leon Inlet and nearby sections of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The Murden is expected to remove approximately 60,000 cubic yards of shoaling material over a 40-day period.

Operations will be ongoing 24 hours per day, seven days a week until completion. Dredge material placement will be to a pre-designated nearshore location just north of Ponce de Leon Inlet.

Jacksonville District maintains safe navigability in the IWW and Ponce Inlet in partnership with Florinda Inland Navigation District and Volusia County.