Published Oct. 19, 2018
Expiration date: 11/18/2018

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has applied for a 10-year maintenance dredging permit to conduct hydraulic maintenance dredging of the federally authorized project commonly referred to as Massey’s Ditch and Big Ditch, as well as new dredging north of Middle Island and north of Lynch Thicket Island located in Sussex County, Delaware. The entire federal channel will not be dredged, rather the channel will be dredged as needed to reach the authorized channel depth and is expected to result in the removal of approximately 50,000 cubic yards of accumulated sediment.  the applicant is proposing to hydraulically pump the dredged material to the Delaware Seashore State Park, just north of the Indian River Inlet for beach nourishment. More details are available in the "Public Notice & Plan Details" attachment. Public comments are due by November 18, 2018.