Merrimack Channel Will Not be Dredged

Aerial image of the Merrimack River as it flows from Haverhill to Newburyport. Photo/Wikipedia

Newburyport News: [Newburyport] officials have reported that buildup of sand in the mouth of the Merrimack is so significant that it challenges boaters at low tide, but representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers say they will do no dredging this year.

Edward O’Donnell, chief of the Navigation Section of the Army Corps of Engineers, said his agency has no plans to provide services to deepen and/or clear the oft-changing channel.

“Our plans are to improve the jetties this fall, but we will not be doing any dredging,” O’Donnell said.

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