USACE to dredge Cumberland Dividings area of the AIWW

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has proposed to conduct maintenance dredging of shoaled areas within the Cumberland Dividings area of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) in Camden County, GA.

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The proposal calls for the maintenance dredging of the Cumberland Dividings reach of the AIWW (river miles 704.5 through 709.5) by using a cutterhead hydraulic dredge.

According to the Corps, approximately 316,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the channel and used for restoration of a highly eroded island habitat.

The AIWW is a 739-mile inland waterway system between Norfolk, Virginia, and St. John’s River, Florida. It is a vital marine highway along the Atlantic coast, providing safe navigation for commercial and recreational vessels.

Currently, the AIWW has an authorized depth of 12-foot MLW with channel widths of 90 feet through land cuts and 150 feet in open water areas.