Redwood City Dredging Underway

The Redwood City Harbor Channel Maintenance Dredging Project is currently underway to restore the channel depth lost to accumulated sediments.

The $7.95 million project by the US Army Corps of Engineers calls for contractor R.E. Staite Engineering to carve out the channel back to its depth of 30 feet, which would allow bigger cargo vessels to use the Port of Redwood City, bolster the area’s economy and recreational uses and eliminate trucks from roads.

According to the port, by the time the project is completed at the end of October, crews will have dredged 416,000 cubic yards of bay mud. Approximately 70,000 cubic yards will go toward wetlands restoration for sea level adaptation in the Bay.

By Karen Robes Meeks