Dredging begins on Clearwater Pass channel

A federal project to dredge Clearwater Pass is beginning. .The $1.2 million maintenance project will remove 60,000 cubic yards of material, which will be placed in a near shore disposal area north of the inlet, according to a city news release.  JIM DAMASKE   |   Times
A federal project to dredge Clearwater Pass is beginning. .The $1.2 million maintenance project will remove 60,000 cubic yards of material, which will be placed in a near shore disposal area north of the inlet, according to a city news release. JIM DAMASKE | Times
Published May 10 2018
Updated May 10 2018

CLEARWATER A federal project to dredge Clearwater Pass is under way.

The $1.2 million maintenance project will remove 60,000 cubic yards of material, which will be placed in a near shore disposal area north of the inlet, according to a city news release.

The authorized channel is 10 feet deep by 150 feet wide at the entrance and transitions to 8 feet by 100 feet wide inside the pass.

The channels from Clearwater Pass to the Beach Marina Basin when shoaled create a navigation hazard for boaters, according to the news release. This project will alleviate shoaling and to allow safe passage for boaters transiting the channel.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates the project will be completed in June.

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