The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a US$4.1 million contract for the dredging of Cheesequake Creek, a shallow-draught recreational channel of the Raritan River in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Work is expected to begin in early August and will take one month to complete.
In recent years, sediment deposition in the creek has dramatically increased, impacting navigation, safety, and overall usage of the channel. The problem was exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, resulting in large amounts of sediment being deposited in the waterway and further impacting its depth.
This project will be the first maintenance dredging of the creek in three decades.
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