Bags removed from Acres marina
Henlopen Acres — Spoils from last winter’s Henlopen Acres marina dredging project are finally being removed.
The bags, known as Geotubes, have been sitting there since December when the marina was dredged. The Geotubes slowly filter the water out and back into the marina, while the solid material stays into the bag to dry and harden before being removed.
The original plan was for the spoils to be removed in May, but Town Manager Tom Roth said cool and rainy weather kept the bags from completely drying out. In addition, he said, the town did not want to remove the spoils during the busier summer months.
With Labor Day now behind them, contractor Precision Marine Construction began the process of removing the spoils and taking away the bags on Sept. 10. Roth said the project would take three to four weeks as three trucks remove 400 truckloads of spoils, which will be used as backfill and fertilizer at a agricultural site off Route 16 east of Milton. After the bags are removed, additional work will be done to restore the site to its original condition.