This year, HME Construction dredged approximately 170,000 cubic yards during the annual berth maintenance dredging project at the Port of Kalama in Washington. The port is maintained at 45 feet deep and annually approximately 55,000 cubic yards are dredged.
“The very clean sand was delivered to the beach at Ahles Point at the south end of Louis Rasmussen Park. The beach project extends 1,000 feet north to south and is about 100 feet wide,” says Eric Yakovich, Port of Kalama Economic Development Manager.
Pending permitting, the next stage will be nourishing the beach further north towards the administrative offices. The last beach nourishment project took place in the mid-1980s.