FAQ Topic: Turning Basin Dredging & Dock Repair

When will noise happen in the Turning Basin dredging?

The noise and construction window for the dredging operations will occur between 7 am and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the Turning Basin dredging project, please go to cityofpetaluma.org/turningbasin.

Why will access to the Turning Basin be closed starting September 26 when the Turning Basin dredging operation does not start until October 3?

With our limited environmental window and tight budget, we will be taking extra precautions to ensure the project timeline stays on track. Restricting access to the Turning Basin starting September 26 will help the City avoid potential damage or delays caused by larger sailboats and motorboats traveling or mooring in or near the project site … Continued

Will there be enough room for the barge as it comes upriver (to San Pablo Bay)? Will the dock located near the Foundry Wharf operated by North Bay Rowing Club be at risk of being damaged during this operation?

The proposed contractor employs seasoned tug boat captains who navigate along the Petaluma River on a regular basis. The contractor is relying on this experience, as well as recent analysis, to ensure the operation is safe. Surveys done by the proposed contractor within 60 days of the start of this project estimate a “cushion” of … Continued

What other dredging projects are scheduled in the future?

The Marina Per Council direction, the City is setting aside $700K a year to address dredging and dock issues in the Marina and Turning Basin. The City is hoping to dredge around the Marina in 2023. Stay tuned for more news about this dredging project. Yacht Club Docks The area around the City docks on … Continued

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