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Dryer dredge material holds up on slopes

 

Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

A view from the ongoing dredge operation in and around Petersburg’s North Harbor.

The dredge material coming from areas near Icicle and Ocean Beauty Seafoods is dryer and more in line with what the borough was expecting.

The material, originally meant for use as scrap metal capping at the landfill, was too slurry for the application forcing borough officials to create a rock berm to contain the watery dredge spoils.

Karl Hagerman, Public Works Director, said the new material is holding up well on slopes.

“Both materials are helping the situation at the landfill and are much better to deal with than the fluid material that came from the North Harbor basin,” Hagerman s...



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