Canal Dredging Update – Tuesday, October 30, 2018
After a rough start due to weather and equipment challenges, the dredge is now working east of Colony Pointe, headed to Debidue Creek. As of close of day yesterday, Captain Billy Jordan moved the dredge approximately 380 feet east.
The boat landing and basin will be open until the dredge comes back to dredge the boat basin. However, boaters should expect to encounter the black plastic dredge pipeline in the channel.
The pipeline is marked by floating buoys at appropriate intervals to provide boaters with visual identification of the pipeline location. Some portions of the dredge pipeline will be floating at the surface of the water at various times and some portions will be submerged beneath the water surface.
Boaters should communicate their need to proceed through the blocked area with dredging personnel and await instructions from the equipment operators. The dredge operator or other equipment operators will provide boaters with assistance around the dredge equipment by way of boat escort around or through the blocked area to ensure safe passage.
The dredge radio channel is 66.