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Federal Consistency Certification: Fenwick Island Channel Dredging

The Town of Fenwick Island proposes to hydraulically dredge approximately 19,000 cubic yards of material in the north and south channels of Little Assawoman Bay.


Federal Consistency Certification: Lewes Beach Nourishment

The DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship proposes to conduct beach nourishment at Lewes Beach as an extension of a federal project that would use a hydraulic dredge to pump sand onto the beach from an offshore ebb shoal.


Emergency Murderkill River Inlet Dredging

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has completed an emergency dredging project at the mouth of the Murderkill River. The goal of the project was to restore navigability and increase boating safety while strengthening shoreline resiliency.

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Federal Consistency Certification Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program: White Creek Dredging

On behalf of the Division of Watershed Stewardship, Anchor QEA proposes to dredge 70,000 cubic yards of material from White Creek and Assawoman Canal channel in Sussex County.


Questions and Answers: White Creek Dredging

This page contains questions from the July 28 Public Information Session on the 2022 White Creek Dredging Project and answers to those questions from DNREC staff. The July 28


Federal Consistency Certification: Paese Dock and Pier

The applicant proposes to dredge a portion of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and build a fixed pier, fixed dock, boat lift, gangway, floating dock and a wetland walkway.


White Creek and Assawoman Canal Dredging Project

Preparation work for a dredging project in White Creek and the Assawoman Canal began in November, 2023. Both waterways are important navigation channels in the Inland Bays.
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Federal Consistency Certifications Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

Delaware City Refining Company proposes to dredge the cooling water intake channel and access channel. River View Industrial Park proposes to rectify non-permitted placement of fill by a previous owner.


Determining Dredging Priorities

The DNREC Shoreline and Waterway Management Section uses a data-based method to prioritize statewide dredging projects in Delaware’s Inland Bays and along the Delaware Bay coast.

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Shoreline and Waterway Management Section 302-739-9921
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2020 Masseys Ditch Dredging Project

The project to dredge Massey’s Ditch, an important navigation channel in the Inland Bays, was completed on February 27, 2020. The demobilization and removal of equipment such as pipeline concluded in mid-March 2020.

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Shoreline and Waterway Management Section 302-739-9921


Waterway Management

An important part of the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s mission is to maintain and improve Delaware’s navigable waterways, including its bays and canals.

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Shoreline and Waterway Management Section 302-739-9921
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