Dredging of Bennett’s Creek completed

Published 6:39 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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The Suffolk Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that the dredging of Bennett’s Creek was completed this January.

The operation took 11 days to complete, with 14,881 cubic yards of dredged material removed and deposited at Craney Island. A 3,350-foot channel was dredged to a depth of 8 feet.

The work was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using the Murden Dredge and its crew. The Murden Dredge is operated and maintained by USACE Wilmington, North Carolina District.

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The dredging of Bennett’s Creek is performed on an as-needed basis as part of the longstanding agreement between the City of Suffolk and the Army Corps of Engineers. Federal funding from the Energy and Infrastructure Bill was used to cover a portion of the costs.

For more information, contact Matthew Fanghella, Stormwater Engineer, at 757-514- 7675 or email mfanghella@suffolkva.us.