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Published Sept. 11, 2017
Expiration date: 9/26/2017

Mr. Colby Lawrence (Seward Wildlife Cruises) stated the purpose is to remove accumulated sediment to allow tour boats to navigate to the dock and avoid vessel damage from potential grounding.

The project site is located within Section 3, T. 1 S., R. 1 W., Seward Meridian; USGS Quad Map AK-Seward-A-7; Latitude 60.120536º N., Longitude 149.438506º W.; 1412 4th Avenue; Seward, Alaska.

The applicant proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of a previously dredged area, as needed, between October 1 and April 1 of each year until 2027.

The applicant proposes to dredge up to 7,600 cubic yards (CY) of bottom sediment per year, in the form of silt, sand, and gravel, using either a clamshell dredge or a hydraulic excavator from below the mean high water mark of the Seward Harbor, which is part of Resurrection Bay mean high water mark (MHWM, 9.71 feet above the mean lower low water mark of 0 feet elevation), a Navigable Water of the United States (U.S.). In addition, the applicant proposes to dispose of the 7,600 CY of material into an 88.4 acre area below the high tide line (HTL, 13.8 feet above the mean lower low water mark) of Resurrection Bay. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-5), dated January 18, 2016.

Please contact Katherine A. McCafferty at (907) 753-2692 by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at if further information is desired concerning this notice.


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