Why wasn’t the Turning Basin dredged in the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging project in 2020?

The USACE dredged some parts of the Turning Basin in 2020. The areas in the proposed 2022 project were not dredged for the following reasons: 

  • Timing – complete dredging of the Turning Basin could not happen within the short environmental window required by the US Fish & Wildlife permit.
  • Permitting – the planned USACE near the docks triggered other permits requiring additional surveys, analysis, and processing.
  • Logistics – the 2022 dredging was a major project involving federal, state, and local agencies, as well as utilities. Logistical challenges prevented the USACE, who managed the project, from dredging the entire Turning Basin.

For more information on the Turning Basin Dredging & Dock Restoration (2022), CLICK HERE.

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