Expiration date: 3/29/2013
The U.S. Army Corps has received an application from Perdue Agribusiness Incorporated, to perform maintenance and new dredging on their facility in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Perdue has recently brokered a deal to import and export product on larger vessels at their facility. In order to accommodate these vessels, the previously approved dredge limits and dredge depths will need to be modified. This will require the increase of the currently permitted depths (ranging from 39’ to 42’ in NAO-2008-01491, VMRC #08-V0525) to a new maximum depth of 43’. This operation will include of the removal of 25, 083 cubic yards of material covering 5.18 acres of subaqueous bottom. The spoil material is to be deposited in the Craney Island Rehandling Basin.