Army Corps Proposes Cape Cod Canal Dredging

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed dredging the Cape Cod Canal that they say will make safer conditions in the channel and could possibly move the dredged sand to Town Neck Beach in nearby Sandwich.
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The Cape Cod Times reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed dredging the Cape Cod Canal that they say will make safer conditions in the channel and could possibly move the dredged sand to Town Neck Beach in nearby Sandwich.

The dredging would remove approximately 150,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from the main ship channel and East Mooring Basin, according to an Army Corps statement. Shoaling in these areas is currently limiting the space available for moored vessels and could restrict deep-draft ships from transiting the Canal.

The dredging is expected to last 3 to 4 months, and is scheduled to take place in fall 2015 and early spring 2016.

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