OH - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract to Dredge Maumee Bay
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Ryba Marine and Constriction to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Maumee Bay, located along Lake Erie in Toledo Harbor, in the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
The contract calls for dredged material to be placed in a contractor furnished location, different from last year’s dredging cycle when material was placed at an open lake site.
“I am pleased that the Toledo Harbor will be dredged this fall, which will provide for safe navigation while still protecting the water quality and health of Lake Erie,” said U.S Senator Portman. “Dredging the Toledo Harbor is crucial to supporting thousands of local and regional jobs as well as shipping more than 9 million tons of material per year. I applaud the partnership between the Corps, State of Ohio, and the Port Authority in this effort.”
"Regular dredging of Maumee Bay is absolutely vital to the functioning of our port and our economy," said U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur. "Once again, I thank the Army Corps of Engineers and their partners in the private and public sector for their efforts to ensure this work gets done. I am especially pleased that open lake disposal of the dredged materials will not be carried out this year, instead moving to a more environmentally sustainable solution."