Monday, February 24, 2020
Dredging the Annisquam
Dredging the Annisquam River is critical for our economy, public safety, our quality of life, and the preservation of this incomparable natural resource. Steadily increasing accretion continued to reduce the navigability of the channel. The Annisquam River-Gloucester Harbor Dredging Project address dangerous conditions that have reduced available depths in the River to as little as negative one foot at Mean Lower Low Water.
Marshaling the resources to getting the river and Gloucester Harbor dredged required collaboration, focus and persistence. Our partnerships at the state, federal and local levels has driven our progress to finally getting this project on the move. Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito last year awarded $2.4 million for the project which supports a federal maintenance dredging project that leverages $5.7 million in federal funding.
Dredging it is critical for our economy, public safety, our quality of life, and the preservation of this incomparable natural resource.