Dredging Lyme Regis Harbour

Lyme Regis Harbour

Lyme Regis Harbour

A west Dorset harbour entrance is to be dredged to improve access for boats ahead of the summer.

 

 

About 2,000 cubic metres (2,600 cubic yards) of sand and stone particles will be removed from Lyme Regis harbour.

The work will be carried out by West Dorset District Council after easterly winds brought up a large amount of material along the shoreline.

It has since been picked up by sea currents and is silting up the harbour entrance.

Sand tested

Dredging will take place during daytime low tides from 29 March till 1 April and the material will be moved to the beach beyond Lucy’s Jetty to be spread out.

Grahame Forshaw, harbour master, said: “Lyme Regis is a drying harbour. This means that at low tide, the harbour is completely dry.

“So these works will allow local boat owners to access the sea for longer.

“We will have to regulate access quite carefully while the work is being carried out, so we thank people for their patience in advance.

“The sand has been tested to make sure that it is clean and is not contaminated.”

Article courtesy of BBC


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