Work on armor stone wall at Wilkeson Pointe moves ahead

Breakwater Repair

Armor stone is being installed at Wilkeson Pointe in the former commercial shipping slip, the USACE Buffalo District said.

photo courtesy of USACE

According to USACE, this will create a wall in order for clean, dredged sediment to be placed in the slip.

Approx. 285,000 cubic yards of clean sediment collected from the Buffalo River over a six year period is set to be placed in the slip, creating 6.7 acres of coastal wetland habitat.

The habitat will include gravel beds, rock piles, root wads, logs, and the preservation of existing dock piles to provide maximum complexity and structure.

Also, planting of native species will compete with invasive species and provide high-quality habitat for both aquatic species and birds.