USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, Rhode Island


CONCORD, Mass. (March 29, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Quonset Development Corporation for proposed work in Narragansett Bay in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.


The proposed work involves mechanically dredging three areas for a total volume of approximately 65,600 cubic yards of material from an approximately 9-acre area.


The Allen Harbor Approach Channel work includes maintenance dredging and improvement dredging within the portion of the channel extending into Narragansett Bay. A combination of maintenance and improvement dredging will also occur in Allen Harbor West and Little Allen’s Harbor Entrance Channel.


Mitigation requirements are still being reviewed. Special conditions will be included to minimize adverse effects to the aquatic environment.


USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at, file # NAE-2011-01338.


Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than April 25, 2024, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Christopher Veinotte, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please reference file # NAE-2011-01338.


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