Neabsco Creek dredging likely to start this fall | Woodbridge | insidenova.com

Read Full Story: Woodbridge | insidenova.com Boaters eager to reach a cluster of marinas off the Potomac River in Prince William County might not see a waterway leading to them reopened until at least this fall, according to local leaders. But they say rapid progress has been made on a project to dredge silt from which …

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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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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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Army Corps of Engineers backs up Coast Guard, Neabsco too shallow for navigational aids – LocalDVM

If you’ve been out on Neabsco Creek recently, you may notice “danger shoaling” signs have taken the place of channel markers. In March, the U.S. Coast guard put them there, instead of navigational buoys, determining the creek had silted in to a level that was unsafe. “If you’re driving down the highway, you expect the …

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