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Waackaack and Thornes Creek Channels To Be Dredged This Summer

Sediment will be removed to improve navigation safety.

Google map showing location of Waackaack and Thornes Creek in Keansburg, NJ.
Google map showing location of Waackaack and Thornes Creek in Keansburg, NJ.

A $1.2 million project to clear the channels of the Waackaack and Thornes Creek Channels in Keansburg will begin this summer

Approximately 31,500 cubic yards of sediment will be removed by the NJDOT’s contractor, Tri-State Dredging, Inc. on an adjacent confined disposal facility with dredging anticipated to start shortly thereafter. The goal is to lessen hazards to boaters and commercial vessels. 

Typically the state would not dredge in the summer, but the department has an aggressive schedule to maximize efforts during periods of favorable dredging conditions to alleviate hazards to boaters and commercial vessels, the NJDOT said in a press release. 

In March, the NJDOT announced the start of a multi-year, multi-million dollar State Channel Dredging Program that is designed to return New Jersey’s waterways, many of which have been severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, to a state of good repair.  

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