MAINTENANCE BOAT LAUNCH DREDGING TO TAKE PLACE JANUARY THROUGH MID-FEBRUARY 2022
Date: Jan 1, 2022Port of Everett contractor American Construction Company is set to begin maintenance dredging of the Jetty Landing Boat Launch in January 2022.
The $1 million project will remove up to 41,000 cubic yards (cy) – equivalent to about 4,000 dump trucks loads – of river sediment that has settled in the launch basin and is impeding boaters at low tide. The Tacoma-based contractor is expected to work through mid-February.
The Port, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was granted emergency authorization to expand its dredging footprint to mitigate a growing sandbar that has formed in the river. The need has increased exponentially in recent years as extreme weather events and historical shifts in Snohomish River flow have caused major increases in siltation at and around the launch.
The Port is authorized to dredge an additional 9,000 CY to create a connector channel through the sandbar. While this work is underway, the Corps also is completing its annual maintenance dredging of the upper and lower channels of Everett Harbor and Snohomish River Navigation Channel.
PLEASE NOTE: This project includes nightwork. Lighting and noise to be
mitigated as much as possible. Boaters in the area should slow down, pass on the marina side of the dredge to avoid traveling over the partially submerged pipeline, pay attention to rig markings, avoid and/or be cautious around the dredging operations.