Dredging starts at Murchison River mouth

A $1.6 million dredging campaign on the Murchison River mouth at Kalbarri that will see approximately 45,000 cubic meters of material removed to reinstate the original 140 meter channel width to ensure safer navigation is underway.

photo courtesy of Transport WA

The works are being carried out by the 18m cutter suction dredger (CSD) Mudlark I, equipped with 400m of floating and submerged pipeline marked with yellow buoys.

Skippers operating in the area should be aware of the special safety arrangements implemented for the dredging works,” said Transport WA.

This very important dredging program is set to last until approximately early-August 2024.