The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a two-week project to clear 2,000 cubic yards of sediment from the Depoe Bay check dam on Sept. 27. Contractors were busy scooping bucketfuls of mud from the dam area and loading them into trucks for transportation to a nearby timber land property. Project manager estimated it would take 200 trips to transport the entire amount.

Dam dredging is usually conducted every 10 years, depending on when federal funding is available. The Depoe Bay project is expected to finish by the end of this week.

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