Coastline Consulting and Development LLC of Madison Connecticut was awarded a $2242197.50 contract by the New England Engineer District the first week of October for maintenance dredging of part of the Guilford Harbor in Guilford Connecticut. Dredging started around November 15 and will take about 10 weeks to complete.
“The dredging work will include the main federal navigation channel an anchorage located in the East River approximately 100 feet by 1500 feet and the 55-foot wide 800-foot long Sluice Creek Chanel which connects the Guilford marina to the main federal navigation channel” Project Manager Daniel Stenstream of the Corps’ Programs and Project Management Division in Concord Massachusetts said. “In addition to these areas the town of Guilford marina may also be dredged.”
About 60000 total cubic yards of material will be dredged from the main channel anchorage Sluice Creek and marina. A mechanical dredge using various types of clamshell buckets will remove material from the shoaled portions of the Guilford Harbor federal navigation channel and marina and place it in scows that will be towed to the Central Long Island Disposal Area in Long Island Sound for disposal of dredged material.
The authorized federal project includes a navigation channel six feet deep below mean lower low water and 100 feet wide extending about 6000 feet from the confluence of the East and Neck Rivers out into Guilford Harbor.
The environmental window when dredge work can be performed is October 1 to January 31.