Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Looks like dredging is off

This from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (John Kennelly), today:

We are still in the process of evaluating the Contractor; however, he has not yet been able to secure the equipment necessary to perform the work. Since the contractor is a small business, we are in the process of coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the appropriate course of action. It is apparent given the remaining time available in the current environmental window that the work will likely not be performed this season. Our goal will be to complete the work next fall when the environmental window re-opens if the dredging is not accomplished this winter.


Anonymous said...

Gosh darn it; that river entrance really, really, REALLY needs to be dredged before it becomes a major safety issue. Some of the larger boats are scraping the bottom NOW when they go out at low tide. If word goes out through the coconut telegraph that the mouth is becoming more treacherous than normal you can kiss a certain percentage of visiting boaters adieu.

In the spirit of the season I will not holler out 'I told you so!' regarding the company selected to do the dredging. Instead, I shall croak out a quick verse of 'Feliz Navidad' in your direction before engaging in my own personal holiday tradition: smoking catnip behind Atkinson's warehouse when the sun goes down.

- The Carrot

Gillian Swart said...

I follow your seasonal lead and croak back a similar holiday wish in your direction.