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Published Oct. 15, 2020
Expiration date: 10/30/2020

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Watershed Stewardship has requested to amend the disposal site associated with dredging the Indian River Federal Navigation Channel in Sussex County, Delaware. The purpose of this Public Notice is to solicit comments concerning the proposed modification of the existing permit to allow the utilization of the dredged material to complete a marsh restoration project located on the south side of the Indian River directly north of the Millsboro wastewater treatment facility. Utilizing this site for disposal will restore approximately 7 acres of tidal emergent wetlands. Rebuilding the historical marsh platform will occur over two winter seasons (2020 and 2021). The purpose of the project is to maintain navigable depths within the federal navigation channel and restore an adjacent wetland utilizing dredged sediment. More details are available in the attached "Public Notice" and "Plans" documents. Public comments are requested by Oct. 30, 2020.