Cherry Grove dredging project begins

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach officials say the Cherry Grove dredging project is underway Friday.

City spokesperson Pat Dowling says on Friday one dredge was working near the “E” Canal, located between 42nd and 43rd Avenues North, and another is several blocks down and currently working in the Minor Channel.

The dredged material flows through a pipe that winds along the southern edge of the marsh, on to land, under Little River Road, and ultimately winds up in a huge spoils basin where it will dry out over time and before it is moved to a final resting place.

The current plan calls for dredging from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.