The Waterway typically shoals either immediately north or south of the four-way intersection with New River and New River Inlet. Dredging at this intersection was last done in February of 2013. This new dredging project is certainly good news for the soon to begin spring migration.
NC – DREDGING OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF THE NEW RIVER/AICWW – SNEADS FERRY NC- DREDGING
Mariners are advised that the contractor, Marion & Cottrell, will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of the New River and AICWW intersection to Cedar Bush Cut Channel. The vessels MARION, SAXON, and BLACKHAWK will be operating on a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week schedule until approximately April 30th , 2016. A floating pipeline will be located from the dredging operation, following the South side of the channel to the disposal area along the northern 1 mile, oceanfront section of North Topsail Beach. The equipment staging area for the operation will be on the South side of the channel, between the AICWW and Cedar Bush Cut. Mariners are urged to use caution and are requested to pass at a safe distance away from the dredge, attending equipment, work boats, pipeline and buoys. The dredging vessels can be contacted VHF radio channels 13 & 16. CHART 11541 LNM 08/16