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Craney Island’s oyster mitigation project set for summer launch

The Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area here is a temporary home for thousands of cubic yards of dredged fossil shell being dredged from Tribell Shoal in the James River. On July 8, the site began storing the shell, which will be used for the construction of six oyster reefs for the Craney Island Eastward Expansion project. Construction of the $3.6 million environmental restoration project is set to begin in August. Reefs will be built in Hoffler Creek, Baines Creek, Blows Creek, the Lafayette River and two in Gilligan’s Creek. (US Army photo/Pamela K. Spaugy)



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This work, Craney Island’s oyster mitigation project set for summer launch [Image 6 of 6], by Pamela Spaugy, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.08.2013

Date Posted:07.10.2013 14:52

Photo ID:969074

VIRIN:130708-A-ON889-001

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Location:PORTSMOUTH, VA, USGlobe

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