Pawtuxet Cove, RI
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers Rhode Island
Project: Pawtuxet Cover, RI Dredge Job Solicitation No. W912WJ-0-C-0015
Date: Nov. 2005- Feb. 2006
Contact: Maurice Beaudion
Pawtuxet Cove was a maintenance dredging project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rhode Island. The project consisted of the removal of approximately 90,000 cubic yards of material to be dredged to a depth of -7 feet MLLW (mean lower low). Portions of the cove were shoaled to depths of 0.4 to 0.7 ft. Returning the harbor to -7 will make a dramatic difference in its use. Natural shoaling, or filling in, process has reduced available depths in the six-foot channel to as little as 3.8 feet below mean lower low water (MLLW) and the channel depths have been reduced to as little as 0.3 feet below MLLW. The dredge SAMSON III moved through the material quickly and complete the project on schedule.