Dredging on Indian River near Millsboro about to begin

Work on dredging the navigational channel along the Indian River, near Millsboro, will begin in the following days, said the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).

photo courtesy of dnrec.delaware.gov

The material dredged from the channel will be used in a marsh enhancement project to restore a local wetland area.

The project goals include maintaining a navigable waterway and wetland restoration.

This is a collaborative project, drawing on the expertise of two teams – the Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program and the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section – in the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship.

The project area is in the Inland Bays region of Sussex County, located on the east side of the Town of Millsboro. 

Once the project is complete, the restored wetland will be monitored for three to five years.