Wood Isl. Harbor & Pool at Biddeford Dredge

Updated December 12/14/20

All fishing gear must be removed from within the specified haul route to avoid damage to or loss of fishing gear due to dredged material disposal operations.

The New England District of the US Army Corps of Engineers will be dredging the Wood Island Harbor and Pool at Biddeford Federal navigation project (FNP) in Biddeford, Maine.  Dredging operations will commence on or about December 20, 2020 and will conclude on or about February 28, 2021 .  The dredged sediments will be placed in a scow and hauled from a nearshore site off Camp Ellis Beach, in the vicinity of Ram Island or to the Saco Bay Disposal Site (SBDS) approximately 3 Nautical Miles from the Biddeford FNP.

The Haul Route was Updated November 10th: A new turn was added to the route between the junction point and the route to the Camp Ellis Near-shore Disposal Site.  This addition of this turn allows for avoiding an area equal to a 4-acre aquaculture site plus a 200-Foot buffer zone (shown in orange) located north east of Ram Island.  The adjusted route veers south of this avoidance area while keeping a clearance depth of 20-Feet and minimally changing the established route.

Please see the attached haul route and coordinates that will be used when transiting to and from the dredged material placement sites. 

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All fishing gear must be removed from within the specified haul route to avoid damage to or loss of fishing gear due to dredged material disposal operations.

Individuals seeking additional information regarding this project or having inquiries regarding the loss of fishing gear suspected to be the result of dredged material disposal may contact Coastline Consulting & Development LLC at (203) 433-4486.

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