CONCORD, Mass. – The Environmental Assessment for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District proposal to perform maintenance dredging of the Kennebec River Federal navigation project this summer in Bath and Phippsburg, Maine, is available for viewing on the New England District’s website.
The proposed work involves maintenance dredging of two portions of the authorized 27-foot deep, 500-foot wide Federal navigation project in the lower Kennebec River. Dredging is needed to remove hazardous shoals from the channel in advance of the transit of the U.S. Navy Destroyer, the USS SPRUANCE, currently scheduled to depart the Bath Iron Works on or about Sept. 1, 2011. The Corps is proposing to dredge in the vicinity of Doubling Point, just below Bath, and at the mouth of the river near Popham Beach. About 70,000 cubic yards of clean sandy material needs to be removed.
The Environmental Assessment is available for viewing at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select “projects” and then select “Kennebec River Environmental Assessment” or go directly to the link at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/projects/KennebecRiverEA.htm.
The public notice for this proposed work with more detailed information is available for viewing on the New England District’s website at http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select “navigation” and then “public notices” or go directly to the link at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/navigation/pubnot2.asp.
Release no. 2011-060