Upper Newport Bay Sediment Control Dredging
Newport Beach, CA
NCI supported the County of Orange’s Construction Division in overseeing the construction contractor’s dredging of approximately 1,000,000 cubic yards of material with the Upper Newport Bay and its Unit III sediment basin. Services consisted of providing three construction inspectors, to oversee the contractor’s dredging operation, and it providing construction oversight as requested to support the County’s construction management staff. The contractor used both clam shell and cutter suction dredges over a 16 month period to place dredged material within dump scows (barges) which were then transported by ocean going tug boats to an EPA approved ocean disposal site approximately four miles offshore the entrance to Newport Harbor. In addition, services have been provided to the County in support of other dredge projects.