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New York Army Corps Of Engineers To Perform Emergency Dredging For Jamaica Bay

Posted By Willie Simpson On January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am In News & Features | 4 Comments

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The New York District Army Corps of Engineers will perform an emergency dredging along the Atlantic Coast of New York City, including Jamaica Bay, for the purposes of beach nourishment, according to a report by Dredging Today [1].

The plan consists of dredging the federal navigation channel at Jamaica Bay and transferring the dredged up material to nourish Rockaway Beach.

Local residents have long wished for Sheepshead Bay to be dredged because the water in the Bay itself is too shallow, so it would be nice of the Army Corps of Engineers to swing by our parts and do a little digging – but it doesn’t look like we are being included in those plans [2].

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[1] a report by Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2013/01/28/rockaway-inlet-dredging-plan-introduced-usa/

[2] doesn’t look like we are being included in those plans: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=99624d39e75a7135c4d1a8d92f5b333f&tab=core&_cview=0

[3] Tomorrow: Jamaica Bay Task Force Public Meeting: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/01/tomorrow-jamaica-bay-task-force-public-meeting/

[4] Army Corps Of Engineers Awards $7.3 Million Contract To Restore Beaches Of Coney Island: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/07/army-corps-of-engineers-awards-7-3-million-contract-to-restore-beaches-of-coney-island/

[5] Weiner Requests $35M For Area Water Projects: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2009/12/weiner-requests-35m-for-area-water-projects/

[6] Salazar Praises Jamaica Bay, Asks For New Ideas: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2010/08/salazar-praises-jamaica-bay-asks-for-new-ideas/

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