Preparations underway for Matarangi dredging

Preparations for the Matarangi boat ramp latest dredging program are now underway, Thames-Coromandel District Council said.

Thames-Coromandel District Council photo

These works will begin on Tuesday, December 12, and are scheduled to end Monday, December 18 (weather permitting).

We’ll be removing sediment from around the ramp area indicated by the red polygon and dewatering this on the adjacent reserve land indicated by the red cross,” said the council.

Thames-Coromandel District Council photo

Dewatering is keeping the sand in one place to allow the excess water to drain out.

According to the council, this dewatered sediment will remain for about a week, while it naturally evens out and returns to normal.