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Public Meeting on Dredging Thursday

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In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public meeting at City Hall this Thursday (March 13) on the 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule.  Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012 for the first time since 1972 with the contractor dredging approximately 400-thousand cubic yards of material. Dredging is set to resume this spring. Officials say portions of the federal channel will be dredged to achieve the congressionally-authorized navigation depths. Sediments in adjacent berthing and docking areas will be removed at the request of local industry and local sponsor, the East Chicago Waterway Management District.  After backlog dredging is complete, maintenance dredging will take place, as necessary, over a period of approximately 20 years, to remove re-accumulated sediments and maintain navigable depths in the waterway.
Air monitoring results at the confined disposal facility are available in real time, and additional project information is available at the dredging air monitoring data website
http://www.indianaharbordredge.com and the Indiana Harbor project website http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorksProjects/IndianaHarbor.aspx


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