Jacksonville District to begin dredging of Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Valley North Reaches, reduces operations to one shift daily

Published Dec. 17, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2021) – The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, expects to begin dredging operations on the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Palm Valley North Reaches next week.

Dredging will address problematic shoaling within this reach of the IWW and is expected to remove approximately 640,000 cubic yards of material from the channel, which will be deposited in the existing Dredge Material Management Area DU-9, located in Duval County at the north end of the project area.

Dredging will be undertaken in a single shift daily, seven days per week, with a completion date of Summer 2022.      

With some 7.5 miles of pipe and up to five booster barges operating at any one time, the Corps requests all boaters and residents to exercise heightened caution in the work areas. Navigators should watch for the marked floating pipeline within the IWW, and for the working dredge and transport barge when transiting the north reach. Boaters should also be mindful when passing the dredge, ensure passage on the correct side of the vessel, and abide by no-wake requirements.

For more information on Jacksonville District projects and operations, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.            


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David Ruderman

Release no. 21-094