Dredging the Channel

 

Looking from the deck of the Dredge

Dredging of  the channel from the main shipping channel to the boat launches, that began in August 2011, with completion expected in December. The channel is to be about 80-90′ wide with a depth of 8′  from “low water datum” (which equals about  a 4′ to 5′ deep channel in the mud), taking out 60,000 cubic yards of  material.

 

The Dredging was financed by a $500,000 grant from – $400K ODNR and a $100K City of Toledo investment !

 

Dredge barge when it started at the edge of the main shipping channel

The Dredging Crew

 

Barge full of dredging material (mud)

 

 

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