Graham Pond Basin Dredge

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbour (DFO-SCH) Graham Pond is a Class A facility home to approximately 50 vessels located in Gaspereaux, Kings County, PEI. Water depths within the basin are becoming difficult to
navigate due to the natural sedimentation of the harbour. In order to address this safety and operational concern, DFO-SCH is proposing to dredge the harbour basin to a depth of 1.8m below chart datum, with disposal of the dredge material in the on-site containment cell. Depending on the contractor, dredging will be carried out either by a barge mounted excavator with haul trucks for disposal, or a cutter suction dredge with pipeline disposal. The total dredge area is approximately 10,000m2. Total dredge volume is approximately 10,000m3. Dredging activities are anticipated to commence in the fall of 2021 and take up to 6-8 weeks to complete.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

September 26th, 2021– The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Contacts

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Graham Pond Harbour is located at the end of Maclure Pond Road in the community of Gaspereaux, Kings County (Prince Edward Island)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-08-26
  • Proponent

    Small Craft Harbours - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    82934

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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