Dredging to start soon at Port of Kingston

Rachel Anne Seymour, August 13, 2014, Kitsap Sun

The Port of Kingston will begin dredging next week.


Dredging is to remove the marina’s built-up sediment, which can cause boats to run aground.


The port’s launch ramp and marina, as well as water near the fishing pier and barge, will be closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, according to the port’s website. The marina also will be closed 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


The port had been working with the state on eel grass mitigation concerns, Port Manager David Malone said this year.


The port will remove the eel grass and store it in a temporary nursery between the port and the ferry terminal before replanting it after the dredging is complete.


Divers will be in the water helping with the eel grass relocation during the port’s closed hours.


Ferry traffic will not be affected by the dredging.

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