Ohio River channel maintenance begins near Evansville, Indiana

Photo: US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: US Army Corps of Engineers

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District has begun annual channel maintenance dredging on the Ohio River, which will likely include maintenance dredging at Evansville Bend at Ohio River Mile 792 near Evansville, Indiana.

Dredging is scheduled to start in the Evansville area later this summer. The USACE is therefore encouraging the local public to recreate responsibly and help deter misuse of the area.

The USACE typically dredges at the Evansville location annually, and in the past the sediment from dredging has been placed in a way that creates a sand bar. Depending on the amount of dredged material available and other factors, dredging operations could potentially form a sand bar again this year.

The USACE can dispose of the dredged material below the water surface such that no sand bar is created, if needed to protect the environment and to mitigate risks to public safety.

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