Crews continue emergency dredging at Rudee Inlet

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Rudee Inlet Emergency Dredging

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Crews are still working around the clock to dredge the sand trap at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, officials say. 

The sand that is being excavated from the site is being stockpiled at North Croatan Beach. It will later be used to replenish damaged dunes, according to a post on the Virginia Beach Government’s Facebook page. 

Virginia Beach Public Works notified the public about the emergency dredging operation a little over a week ago. They’re working to resolve dangerous shoaling in the area. 

Tourists and visitors are encouraged to stay out of the marked area on the beach where crews have heavy machinery. 

The City also said there is a dark-colored discharge from the dredging, but it is only temporary and not harmful. 

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