Regulatory Branch


Published Oct. 18, 2022
Expiration date: 11/7/2022

The applicant seeks authorization to conduct maintenance dredging operations within the pre-existing Two Branch Marina. Previous permitting authorized the construction of the Marina, as well as subsequent permitting that authorized the placement of materials into the Mississippi River in an open water disposal site just outside the Marina’s mouth. Multiple high-water events, specifically the flood event of 2019, have caused the re-deposition of fine materials within the Marina itself.  The project purpose is to maintain the Marina in such a condition that recreational boats have ingress and egress to the site.  The proposed dredging will only remove material deposited by the river and will not alter the previously authorized contours of the marina.