01/24/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2023 16:48
The US Army Corps of Engineer's and City of San Rafael's dredging contractor, The Dutra Group, will continue dredging operations in the San Rafael Canal in the month of February, 2023. Due to extreme weather activity in January 2023, some dredging activities have been delayed. Dredging will continue from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. in reach 3 of the Canal, and 24/7 in reach 4 of the Canal.
All dredging operations in the San Rafael Canal will cease by February 28, 2023.
Boaters must exercise caution when passing the dredge in the channel. The Dredge DB‐Beaver is available on Channel 80 and slacks its anchor wires for vessel traffic in and out of the channel. The anchor wires sit on the bottom of the channel. At low tide levels, in shallow portions of the channel, sailboats with deep keels must exercise extra caution. A keel that will penetrate the mudline will not clear an Anchor Wire on the bottom (see photo for illustration).
When you see a dredge, remember that it's there for a reason. The Canal is shallow. Watch out for:
For more information on the dredging project, visit: https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/dredging/
If you have questions, comments or concerns regarding dredging in the San Rafael Canal, please email [email protected]