Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Drege, baby, dredge…The Corps’ ‘Murden’ is in town.

The Murden has arrived in Virginia Beach. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)
The Murden has arrived in Virginia Beach. (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The Army Corps of Engineers’ dredge, the Murden, returned to here on Monday evening and began dredging Rudee Inlet.

The Murden will conduct maintenance dredging of shoaled areas through Nov. 6, according to a news release from the city.

On Oct. 16, the Coast Guard issued a notice to mariners warning of serious shoaling conditions.

The Corps of Engineers sent the dredge Currituck to Rudee Inlet in August to address the shoaling problem that was creating problems for mariners.

During that visit, they removed 11,835 cubic yards of material, officials said.

Once again, realizing the seriousness of the current shoaling problem, the Corps of Engineers stepped up to help the city alleviate another serious problem for mariners in the inlet, according to the news release.

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