December 02, 1992

Public Works seeking permission to dredge

The county Department of Public Works is seeking permission to dig a 2,000-foot navigation channel through the Magothy River's Old Man Creek and 30 spur channels to individual piers.

The creek runs parallel to and between Riverdale Road and Tolstoy Lane.

The 4,390 cubic yards of sand and mud removed from the main channel and the 7,037 cubic yards of material from the spurs will be pumped to a disposal site on Edwin Raynor Boulevard.

That 11-acre site, leased to the county by Connie Frazier of Baltimore, also could accept material taken from Cattail Creek and the Upper Magothy River, where dredging projects also are being considered.

The Old Man Creek project will benefit recreational boaters and property owners along the creek with existing or proposed piers. Waterfront owners have asked permission to build eight new piers or moorings.

The county needs federal and state permits to complete the project. The Army Corps of Engineers, state Department of the Environment's Standards and Certification Division and the state Department of Natural Resources Coastal Zone Unit will accept public comment on those permit applications until Dec. 30.


* Paradise Beach: Vandals broke into a shed in the 2000 block of Old Home Road Tuesday and stole two cans of gas valued at $20.

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