Sandusky Bay dredging starts next week

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that the dredging activities in the Sandusky Bay are scheduled to begin during the next week.

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They will be laying a pipeline on the lakebed to carry the dredged material to the placement site at the wetlands area off the Cedar Point Causeway.

The pipeline area will be marked by orange buoys every 500 feet, said the City of Sandusky.

The bay is not naturally deep enough for freighters to travel through its waters.

In order to allow for shipping, USACE dredges out material from the base of the bay along shipping channels so freighters can reach the coal docks.

The dredged material is then pumped to the new wetlands facility for safe storage and to create new bio-friendly wetlands.