Army Engineers to dredge Wells Harbor | News
WELLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - In an effort to make Wells Harbor safer for boaters, the Army Corps of Engineers will be moving some 20,000 cubic yards of sand.
The Corps of Engineers, using the dredging boat the U.S.S. Currituck, will be moving the sand from an entrance channel to a federal waterway and depositing it near the shore of Wells Beach. The dredging should wrap up by Thursday.
The sand is apparently creating shoaling situations which is creating hazardous conditions for boats entering and exiting the harbor.
This is a stopgap measure. A full dredge was permitted last year, but the U.S. Congress has not yet funded the work.