The Norfolk District Engineer proposes to maintenance dredge the entrance channel to Rudee Inlet Virginia Beach Virginia on a one-time emergency basis. The inlet is shoaling to depths that threaten navigation through the inlet creating a potential hazard to life and navigation. The proposal is based on procedures set forth in 33 CFR Part 337.7 for emergency dredging. The district engineer proposes to use the Corps-owned side-casting Dredge Fry to remove 9000 cubic yards of sand and place it on either adjacent side of the inlet channel. The self-propelled Fry was in Wilmington North Carolina on Thursday February 3 expected to arrive in Virginia Beach on Friday evening and begin dredging on Saturday morning.