Maryland harbor dredging set at $1.6 million

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For years, boaters leaving Nanticoke Marina in Maryland have worried about the water's shrinking depth, a byproduct of accumulating silt and mud. The effect has been to further weigh down the local marine industry beyond the sour economy.

Wicomico County soon will remedy that problem with a $1.6 million project dredging the harbor and reconstructing its two stone jetties, according to a story at www.delmarvanow.com.

"There have been times, if you had been boating, where you couldn't come in for three to four hours because there wasn't sufficient water depth to get access," said Gary Mackes, director of the county's recreation, parks and tourism department, which manages the marina.

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