South Harbor dredging nears completion


January 25, 2024

Orine Pierson

Western Marine's dredging operations in South Harbor are expected to reach completion this week. Access for harbor users has been partially blocked as crews push through the winter weather to dig the final shoreline areas.

The next step will be a survey of the most recently dredged areas, and if all looks good Petersburg Harbormaster Glo Wollen can sign off on the work and the US Army Corps of Engineers can close out the administrative details of the project.

The dredge work began in early 2022, but the planning, feasibility study, permitting, testing, advocating for funding and more planning...

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