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Mobile District to Begin Dredging on the Mobile Bar Channel

Published July 2, 2020

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announces that beginning the week of July 5, 2020, the District will commence dredging operations on the Mobile Bar Channel.

The dredge vessel Robert M. White will conduct the operations. Approximately 800,000 to 1,200,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from the Mobile Bar Channel, and placed in the Sand Island Beneficial Use Area (SIBUA) Northwest Expansion west of the channel. The depth of sand placement will range from approximately 8 to 18 feet.

The dredge will utilize floating and submerged pipeline dredging material between Buoy 3 and Buoy 11.  Navigation interests should exercise extreme caution when transiting the area.

The dredging activities are expected to continue through early September, 2020.

For further information, please contact the Mobile District at (251) 690-2505.


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.


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Release no. 20-029