Shore Report

Shark River Dredging Project to Resume After Labor Day in Channels Off Belmar Marina

b37715491d6556676ab4_sharkriverchannel.jpg
The Belmar Marina sits on the banks of the Shark River channel where the N.J. Department of Transportation’s dredging project will resume shortly after Labor Day. Credits: Cathy Goetz
b37715491d6556676ab4_sharkriverchannel.jpg

BELMAR, NJ — Dredging in the Shark River channels situated off the Belmar Marina will resume shortly after Labor Day.

Preparations currently are under way to remove the sediment that will open the western portions of the Shark River Channel and Shark River Channel Spur to full depth and width, making it easier and safer for commercial and recreational boaters to navigate those waterways. It specifically addresses concerns by boaters that the “dog-leg turn” of the channel, which wraps around the southern tip of Seaview Island leading to Shark River Inlet, needed to be widened even more.

The work is the second phase of the $7.6 million project launched last summer by the N.J. Department of Transportation (DOT) after nearly two decades of delays and interruptions to remove 102,000 cubic yards of sediment from these navigable channels.

Sign Up for E-News

The public is advised to be aware of and stay alert to the pipeline, buoys, dredge and other equipment in the affected Shark River Channel and Shark River Channel Spur areas during the dredging period. The state Department of Transportation asks that no one approach the pipeline, dredge or any related project equipment under any circumstances, whether or not active dredging operations are observed.

Mobilization of equipment was expected to begin on August 7. The project is intended to run on a 12-hour/six-day a week schedule (Monday through Saturday) from September through November and dredging must be complete by December 31, according to DOT.

Channel use will be limited where the dredge is in operation and where the pipeline is carrying dredged material to its placement location.

Boaters are advised that navigational markers will be removed as necessary for the duration of the project. All mariners, including those utilizing human-powered craft, should be especially alert to project pipeline routes and crossings.

Updates to the “Local Notice to Mariners” should be expected as the project progresses. Channel closures are expected, although this is subject to change.

An area of Seaview Island will continue to be used as a dewatering area for the dredged material — an undertaking that will continue into next spring. As part of the dewatering process, this material will be pumped into geo-tubes that will allow it to dry out enough over time to be trucked for use as daily cover at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in Tinton Falls or other local beneficial use, according to DOT.

The attached map shows the location of the Shark River Channel dredging project. The areas in blue represent the location of dredging that will occur this year, and the area in gray represents where the channels were at or below their authorized depth of 6 feet following the 2016 dredging season. The “dog-leg turn” is the portion of the gray area on the bottom right side of the map.

Click here to expand the map...pdf

TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como is Belmar and Lake Como’s only free daily newspaper. Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAPintoBelmarLakeComo and on Twitter at @TAPintoBelmar.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Belmar/Lake Como

Sports Betting Is Off and Running in New Jersey

June 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park on June 14.

 Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to win the Stanley ...

Could Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Be on Justify's Agenda?

June 13, 2018

ELMONT, NY — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of the race. He could have gone around again.”

The brilliantly colored ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_79fa0c100d0b47e86966_belmar_logo

Tue, June 19, 6:00 PM

Belmar Municipal Building, Belmar

Belmar Mayor and Council Meeting

Carousel_image_bed6d648278ffca768ba_lakecomolakesign__2_

Tue, June 19, 7:30 PM

Lake Como Borough Hall, Lake Como

Lake Como Council Meeting

Carousel_image_e39a6027bb97b7e5457b_jumblesale

Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

Calvary Baptist Church, Belmar

Calvary Baptist Church's Giant Jumble Sale

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Projects Before Summer to Enhance Customer Service Reliability

June 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area, including Monmouth County, to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season.

The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines.

Helicopter patrols are ...

Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...

Belmar and Lake Como

June 2, 2018

Belmar Police Department reported the following arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 1, 2018 to April 28, 2018.

BELMAR

Ryan Miles, 33, of Belmar was charged with contempt on an outstanding warrant after his arrest on April 1 on Route 35 by Police Officer Patrick McGill.

Lisa Perrault, 49, of Long Branch was arrested on 16th Avenue on April 6 by Police Officer Patrick ...