Category Archives: Dredging

Newport Beach Lower Bay Dredging Update July 2012

cropped image of dredge named palomar in operation

Dredge Palomar working in Newport Harbor

Newport Harbor’s lower bay dredging project is progressing. Most shoaled areas are being dredged to -10 feet MLLW and the main channel is scheduled to be dredged to -14 feet MLLW. Sediment which has been identified by extensive testing as clean is being dumped offshore, while other sediment is helping the Port of Long Beach expand port infrastructure. Read on for an update on the project, with photos, from Chris Miller.

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Palomar Dredging Newport Harbor

Palomar has been removing sediment from near the public anchorage area in Newport Harbor. When this video was taken, about half of the NHYC field and about half of F mooring field moorings had been temporarily removed from the area to accommodate dredging. This phase of the project is projected to run through September 2012. Read on for a photo and video of the Palomar in action.

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Mooring Relocation for Lower Bay Dredging

F and NHYC temporary mooring relocations

Some boats in F and NHYC temporarily relocated for dredging.

Boaters with yachts in portions of “F” and “NHYC” mooring fields have been hearing that some temporary mooring relocations are necessary so that Lower Bay dredging may proceed. South Mooring Company will perform these temporary mooring relocations for the dredging contractor, R.E. Staite. Moorings will be returned to their places as the project progresses.

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