Dredging wraps up in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Photo: Salmons Dredging

A 90-day dredging project to deepen and widen the channels within Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound in Manteo, North Carolina, was recently completed successfully, opening up the waterways to many vessels that had previously been unable to navigate the shallow waters due to shoaling.

The dredging works were carried out along a 3.5-kilometre stretch within Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound, which are both located in the Outer Banks islands off North Carolina’s Atlantic coast.

The purpose of the dredging project was to deepen the channel from its previous depths of 0.3 and 1.8 metres to the 2.7 metres that is required in order to allow larger vessels to safely navigate the waterway. The channel was also widened to 15.2 metres.

Local contractor Salmons Dredging Corporation performed the works from the end of November 2020 to the end of February 2021 under a US$2.07 million contract.

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