VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Serious shoaling in the outer portion of the channel in Rudee Inlet will be addressed beginning this weekend. The Public Works Department for the City of Virginia Beach issued a news release that the dredge “Alaska” will arrive at Rudee Inlet and is expected to begin emergency dredging work this weekend.
The work involves removing 70,000 to 100,000 cubic yards of sand to reduce shoaling of the outer – or open sea – portion of the channel. This is the area adjacent to the breakwater. The dredged sand will be deposited on the beach between 4th Street and 10th Street.
According to the release, the work is expected to take about four days to complete. There was no mention as to whether or not this weekends inclement weather would have any impact on the project.