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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.

Cutterhead being lowered

The ‘cutterhead’ being lowered for one of the last times in the Aunt Lydia’s Cove dredging project

Sand Shifter in position

The County dredge Sand Shifter – when you don’t see the ‘cutterhead’, you knows it dredging!

Aerial picture looking north from Aunt Lydia's Cove

A fantastic aerial view showing the area dredged in Aunt Lydia’s Cove with the pipe running north ~ 1 mile to the discharge location

Aerial picture of the discharge area south of Minister's Point

The discharge location south of Minister’s Point – the volume estimated was 10,000 Cubic Yards

Aerial picture looking south to Aunt Lydia's Cove

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).

Pre-Dredge Survey Plan for Bourne's pond

Pre-Dredge Survey Plan for Bourne’s Pond Entrance Channel