Plan to dredge Neabsco Creek moving forward | News | princewilliamtimes.com

A public-private partnership to dredge Neabsco Creek is moving forward.The creek needs to be dredged because the U.S. Coast Guard recently declared it too shallow to safely navigate by motorized watercraft. In March, the U.S. Coast Guard abruptly removed the two navigational buoys they normally drop at the mouth of the creek at this time …

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Marine survey confirms Neabsco Creek water level is too low – The Washington Post

The water levels of Neabsco Creek in the Woodbridge area of Northern Virginia are too low, a marine survey confirmed last week, supporting an earlier decision by the U.S. Coast Guard to warn away boaters with “danger” signs at the waterway’s entrance. Neabsco Creek, a federal navigation channel, is authorized to a depth of five feet, but …

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Board Approves FY19 Budget, with input from Woodbridge Budget Committee

On April 24, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved the $3.1 billion FY 2019 Budget.  Thank you to all who participated in the process by submitting comments and attending Citizen’s Time. A special thanks to members of the Woodbridge Budget Committee, who met eight times over the course of two months to review …

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Neabsco Creek Channel Closure

The Neabsco Creek Channel is home to a dozen locally-owned businesses, 800 boat owners and 50 jobs, and contributes over $100,000 in property taxes to Prince William County annually. The channel is also home to the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department rescue vessel. So when the US Coast Guard replaced navigational aids with “Danger” signs due … Read More →

New ‘danger’ markers on a Virginia waterway threaten livelihoods and ignite calls for dredging funds – The Washington Post

Dredging in Prince William County’s Neabsco Creek hasn’t happened in two decades, but after an uproar over channel markers being removed and replaced with signs warning people away — right at the kickoff of boating season — officials are weighing options for securing funding to dredge the area and save the waterway access. The U.S. …

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