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Army Corps of Engineers to conduct emergency dredging of Rudee Inlet

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Virginia Beach, Va. – In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the city of Virginia Beach has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an emergency dredge of Rudee Inlet.

The federal navigation channel shoaled significantly as a result of the storm, impeding navigation.

The Corps. Norfolk District team will use the Wilmington District’s side-cast dredge Merritt for the job.

The dredge will remove an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of sand and place it adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean inlet.

The Merritt will be off the Virginia Beach coast for six, 12-hour days, beginning Saturday, Nov. 10.