Projects moving forward include:
• The New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway: $1,260,000 for dredging critically shoaled areas.
• The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway: $6,175,000 for dredging at Palm Valley in North Florida and constructing a dredge spoil retention area; $5.9 million for dredging in Georgia; $4.4 million for dredging and dike construction along the North Carolina ICW; $4 million for dredging and dike construction in South Carolina; $1,750,000 for bridge repairs in Virginia and along the Dismal Swamp Canal.
• Mississippi River: repairing boat ramps on the Missouri and Ohio rivers
• Cape Fear River: repairing recreational facilities at a park near Wilmington, N.C.
• Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: extensive work on locks
• Other locations due for dredging include: Great Lakes harbors Grand Haven, Harbor Beach, Holland Harbor, Little Lake, Luddington, Saugituck, St. Joseph, and the Saginaw, St. Clair and St. Mary’s rivers; the dangerous Cold Spring inlet in New Jersey; maintenance dredging on the Oregon Inlet, N.C. ocean bar; Mississippi’s Biloxi Harbor.
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This article originally appeared in the Florida and the South Home Waters section of the July 2009 issue.