Gulf of Mexico

Dredging Begins On Five-mile Stretch of Intracoastal Waterway in Venice, FL

People around the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice and around some of the beach areas will be seeing a lot more activity, mainly from machines doing dredging.

“These are periodic maintenance operations that are aimed at maintaining the navigability of federal waterways,” said David Ruderman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

This maintenance dredging project involves the removal of shoaled sediment that has built up over time, making it much more difficult for boaters to cruise up and down the intracoastal. The work is being done on a five-mile stretch of the waterway.

“I love it, I wish they would do more of it, especially along the shoreline,” said Mike Mitchell, a local boater.

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