OREGON INLET

 
 

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Client: USACE – Wilmington District
  • Dredge Quantity: 587,000 cubic yards
  • Vessel Type: Cutter Suction Dredge
  • Dredges Worked: Alaska

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

As a result of sustaining damage due to Hurricane Sandy, Oregon Inlet received funding for coastal repair work through the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations. Dredging work was performed inside the Oregon Inlet channel, east of Bonner Bridge. In total, 587,000 cubic yards were removed and placed on the beach at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. The project specified dredging the inlet to a depth of -16 feet. Oregon Inlet is a difficult project environment to navigate within, including very shallows depths and rough current conditions.