Dredging Delay Jeopardizes Boaters on Maine River

Dredging Delay Jeopardizes Boaters on Maine River

PressHerald.com: A federal contractor’s failure to finish dredging the Scarborough River [in Scarborough, Maine] in March jeopardizes boating safety this summer and threatens plans to replenish federally protected shorebird habitat on Western Beach, town officials say.

The future of the $1.7 million dredging project is complicated by the town’s tenuous relationship with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which holds permitting power over the town’s plan to pump dredged sand onto Western Beach to restore piping plover nesting habitat.

Read more about dredging problems in Scarborough, Maine.