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Dredging of Wellington Channel to begin

A contractor retained by the County of Prince Edward is expected to begin dredging the Wellington channel Monday, Dec. 4.

Dredging increases the depth of the channel, improving access for boat traffic.

Work is expected to take place between until Friday, Dec. 15.

Sections of the beach and the parking area will be inaccessible during the dredging. The ability to navigate the channel will also be impacted. Residents are asked to avoid active construction areas and keep outside of fenced areas – specifically staying away from the pressurize pipes and berm.

The dredge will move to allow passing vessels but may involve boating delays. Boaters are advised to use caution around the dredging equipment.

Access to parking spaces near the Wellington Rotary Beach boat launch will be restricted to allow for a staging/work area. Access to the east portion of the beach will also be restricted as material from the dredging are to be deposited there.

Residents are encouraged to use the West Lake Boat Launch (16057 Loyalist Parkway).

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  1. Liz says:

    Any idea what contractor was awarded this contract?

  2. SM says:

    The channel that links West Lake to Lake Ontario is being dredged. Janine and Dan be advised that the dredging of the channel to Wellers Bay is conducted by Quinte West. Janine you may want to join the friends of Wellers Bay. https://www.friendsofwellersbay.org/
    Take a look around, low water levels exist everywhere on Lake Ontario. This is not controlled by the County.

  3. Dan says:

    Jannine – suggest moving further south to be closer to the bloom. Consecon seems to be generally forgotten and there’s a view that Consecon is cousins with Trenton.

  4. Jannine Gray says:

    I am really interested to know how decisions of where to dredge are made. I bought waterfront property in Consecon and of the 5 years we’ve owned it, we’ve had difficulties and/or shortened boating seasons for 3 of them due to extremely low water levels and ridiculous amounts of sludge/silt on our “beach”. I would really love to feel like I invested in a blooming community rather than a forgotten stepchild of the county…

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