The applicant has applied for a Department of the Army authorization to perform maintenance dredging of the Middle Thorofare Lagoon Channel (#205) located in Lower Township, Cape May County. The Middle Thorofare Lagoon Channel is located inside the Cape May Inlet just north of Ocean Drive in Lower Township, Cape May County. The channel serves a commercial fishing fleet and a recreational marina.
Middle Thorofare Lagoon was last dredged in 2000. Since then, shoaling has occurred and is impeding navigation within the waterway. The maintenance dredging project is intended to restore the channel to the authorized project dimensions to maintain safe passage for commercial and recreational marine traffic