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Dredging equipment at Chafee NWR USFWS

USFWS and partners, including the Coastal Resources Management Council and The Nature Conservancy, are dredging sediment from the estuary and spraying it onto the marsh to raise the elevation of the marsh by six inches. “The type of dredging we’re doing is vertical dredging. One of the advantages of the vertical dredge is that the sand will come out drier, so it requires less time to de-water, and so it can be spread more quickly,” says White. Credit: Steve Droter.

USFWS and partners, including the Coastal Resources Management Council and The Nature Conservancy, are dredging sediment from the estuary and spraying it onto the marsh to raise the elevation of the marsh by six inches. “The type of dredging we’re doing is vertical dredging. One of the advantages of the vertical dredge is that the sand will come out drier, so it requires less time to de-water, and so it can be spread more quickly,” says White. Credit: Steve Droter.

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