The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drain a popular fishing pond near Delaware City.

Plan to drain Delaware City pond upsets sportsmen’s group

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A pond just outside Delaware City is scheduled to be drained and eventually filled with dredging spoils, eliminating a popular spot for fishers and hunters. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association says that people learned about the plan in June from a handwritten cardboard sign stating: “Attention: area will be in the process of being dewatered/drained within the next few weeks. …

Murderkill River Dredging to begin August 1

Murderkill River emergency dredging project to begin Aug. 1

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental control agency will begin a $2.3 million emergency dredging project on the Murderkill River with the aim of restoring navigability, officials announced Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control plans to remove some 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. With the project expected to start on or about Aug. 1, the U.S. …