The Dredge Report | Week of May 9, 2021
Sand Shifter – Aunt Lydia’s Cove, Chatham
Dredging was completed on Friday, May 14th which was a day ahead of schedule for this most important project for the town of Chatham. The days to follow will include work on removing the pipe from the discharge area (south of Minister’s Point) and preparations for moving the Sand Shifter and pipe to Harwich for the next two projects in Allen and Saquatucket Harbor’s. The town’s harbormaster’s office will now replace the mooring blocks that had to removed prior to commencing the dredge operations and the discharge area will be graded by a private contractor.
A Post-Dredge survey will be completed next week and we’ll share the results when they are available.
This completes another successful project for the County Dredge program leaving the above mentioned projects in Harwich and three in Falmouth (see below) that will close the 2020 dredge season.
The ‘cutterhead’ being lowered for one of the last times in the Aunt Lydia’s Cove dredging project
The County dredge Sand Shifter – when you don’t see the ‘cutterhead’, you knows it dredging!
A fantastic aerial view showing the area dredged in Aunt Lydia’s Cove with the pipe running north ~ 1 mile to the discharge location
The discharge location south of Minister’s Point – the volume estimated was 10,000 Cubic Yards
Aerial shot from the discharge location looking south to Aunt Lydia’s Cove where the dredging took place
Cod Fish II – Bourne’s Pond Entrance Channel, Falmouth
On Thursday the Cod Fish II and pushboat JW Doane were moved from Popponesset Bay, Mashpee to Bourne’s Pond, Falmouth to begin the mobilization for one of three coastal pond projects in Falmouth (Bourne’s, Great & Green Pond’s). On Friday dredging began and continued through Saturday. The target volume for this first project is 4,000 Cubic Yards and this project should be completed by early next week (Tuesday).