CONCORD, Mass. – The Marshfield Yacht Club is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. to dredge and do other work in the South River at 11 Ridge Road in Marshfield, Mass. Disposal of the dredged material is proposed at Rexhame Beach at 325 Standish Street in Marshfield.
The proposed work involves adding two 3-foot by 35-foot finger floats for dinghies at the beginning of C Dock; and maintenance and improvement dredging of approximately 8,800 cubic yards of material from a 68,040-square-foot area. The work in Area 1 involves dredging 5,800 cubic yards from a 44,260-square-foot area. This area was previously dredged to -4 mean low water (MLW) and would be dredged to -5 MLW. The work in Area 2 involves dredging 958 cubic yards of material from a 7,930-square-foot area. This area was previously dredged to -5 MLW and would again be dredged to -5 MLW.
The work in Area 3 involves dredging 2,042 cubic yards of material from a 15,850-square-foot area. This area was previously dredged to -4 MLW and would be dredged to -5 MLW. A total of 7,300 cubic yards of well-sorted sand from these three areas would be hydraulically dredged and disposed of landward of the high tide line in a 160,000-square-foot area on Rexhame Beach, located at 325 Standish Street in the Rexhame Section of Marshfield. The remaining 1,500 cubic yards of dredged material from a 15,400-square-foot area known as "Area Z", which is within Area A, has been determined by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection as unsuitable for beach nourishment. This material will be disposed of at an upland location, which is currently intended to be the town of Marshfield's disposal site off of Joseph Driebeck Way.
The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps in compliance with Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, which provides for federal regulation of any work in, or affecting navigable waters of the U.S. The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work by the Marshfield Yacht Club, can be viewed on the Corps website at www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx.
Public comments on this work proposed by the Marshfield Yacht Club (file # NAE-2004-02293) should be forwarded no later than Sept. 28, 2017 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Greg Penta), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Greg Penta at 978-318-8862 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.