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Saco River dredging to begin this month

SACO — A nearly $4 million project to dredge the lower Saco River is set to begin later this month. The Saco River originates in New Hampshire and serves as a natural border between the cities of Saco and Biddeford, emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.

The upcoming dredging will take place near the city centers of Saco and Biddeford, and at the mouth of Saco River, according to U.S. Army Corps Spokesman Tim Dugan in an email last week.

The work will be conducted by H&L Contracting, Inc. LLC, of Bay Shores, according to a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The dredging is the second half of a federal navigation project authorized by Congress to  clear out the federal navigation channel in the Saco River that runs from downtown Saco to the mouth of the river, where it meets the ocean.

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