City Staff Examines Packery Channel Stilting Patterns
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
The City was told it would have to do maintenance dredging every three years after the Army Corps of Engineers opened up the Packery Channel boat pass to the gulf in October of 2009.
That work was actually delayed until this year, and now that it is finished, the City staff plans to study the stilting patterns in the Channel over the next year to see if the dredging could be done every six years instead of every three.
"We're going to continue to monitor it to see if that's the true cycle of the channel," City Engineer Dan Biles said. "The initial estimate was for every three years, so if it's truly six years, we could budget for a six-year cycle."
The City began its dredging project last October and finished up during the spring. The work cost about $1.9 million.