CONCORD, Mass. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Mohawk Northeast for proposed work in the Thames River in New London, Connecticut.
The proposed work involves mechanical dredging of approximately 140,000 cubic yards (CY), or up to 170,000 CY with a 1-foot over dredge, of material from a 755,800 square feet (SF) area. The material will be disposed of on-site for the creation of a solid-fill pier. Dredge depth will be to -20 mean low water feet with an additional -1 foot for the over dredge.
The proposed work also includes the fill of 96,200 SF of tidal waters to increase the upland area at the project site. This includes the installation of approximately 1,030 linear feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead to support the new shoreline. Also, a boulder slope on the north and south ends of the bulkhead will be constructed to establish some aquatic habitat diversity USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this
proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2020-00988.
Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Oct. 27, 2022, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Richard Kristoff, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to Richard.C.Kristoff@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2020-00988.
Release no. 22-028