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Dredge Program

DID YOU KNOW? Over the past 25 years, the County dredges have removed approximately 2,338,676 cubic yards of material from over 300 projects. 95% of that material went to rebuilding the beaches around Cape Cod.

Staff

Ken Cirillo, Director
P.O. Box 427
Superior Courthouse
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA, 02630
508.375.3655 office 508.360.2275 Mobile
kenneth.cirillo@barnstablecounty.org
Jason Bevis, Dredge Superintendent
P.O. Box 427
Superior Courthouse
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA, 02630
jason.bevis@barnstablecounty.org

Richard Randall, Maintenance Engineer
Chris Armstrong, Dredge Leverman
Cory Fleming, Dredge Leverman
Andrew Dipietro, Deckhand
Zack Tivey, Deckhand

The Dredge Report – Weekly Dredge Updates

Project Summary: Sesuit Harbor, Dennis Dredging Project

Project Summary: Sesuit Harbor, Dennis Dredging Project: This is an annual project for the town of Dennis, that due to the Winter Flounder Time of Year (TOY) restriction (a more detailed discussion will be posted soon on this most important topic) requires the dredging to be completed by January 31st. The target volume was 13,278 […]

Project Summary: Chatham’s Pleasant Bay Dredging Project

Project Summary: Chatham’s Pleasant Bay Dredging Project: Mobilizing for this project began on November 2nd, and continued over the few days as several sections of pipe had to be repositioned from Hardings Beach to Pleasant Bay. The disposal area for this project was along Scatteree Beach. Dredging started on Friday, November 5th and was completed […]

Project Summary: Truro’s Pamet Harbor Dredging Project

Project Summary: Truro’s Pamet Harbor Dredging Project Mobilizing for this project began on Thursday, Nov. 4th when the Cod Fish II began the transit to the north side leaving Mashpee enroute to Monument Beach, Bourne for the first layover. On Saturday, Nov. 6th the Cod Fish II was brought the rest of the way to […]

Project Summary: Chatham’s, Mill Creek Dredging Project

Project Summary: Chatham’s Mill Creek Dredging Project Dredging began on September 17th in Mill Creek with the County Dredge Sand Shifter. This project was needed to clear and maintain the Approach and Inner channel which had severe shoaling alongside the jetty. Dredging was completed on October 9th. The Pre-Dredge Survey (see below) showed a total […]

Project Summary: Mashpee’s Popponesset Bay Inner & 1916 Channels

Project Summary: Mashpee’s Popponesset Bay Inner & 1916 Dredging Projects Two projects were completed in Popponesset Bay for the Town of Mashpee and the Save Poppy Bay coalition in October. A little background on Popponesset Bay. Save Popponesset Bay is the owner of 2/3’s of the Spit, with the eastern third, owned by Mass Audubon. […]

Barnstable County Dredge | Updated Project Schedule 2022

The following is the updated schedule for the County’s dredge’s Cod Fish II & Sand Shifter. Both schedules include the projects completed to date, along with the Post-Dredge Volumes. For a detailed look at the Post-Dredge surveys for each of the completed projects, please visit the County’s Project Web Viewer at: Barnstable County Dredge Project […]

What would Cape Cod look like without dredging?

What would Cape Cod look like without the Barnstable County Dredge Program?  What impact would it have on tourism, commerical fishing, and recreation? Lower Cape TV considers this question and much more in this excellent 15 minute video.  Understand why we dredge our channels, how we dredge, and what the unique challenges are for dredging […]

Archives | Weekly Dredge Updates

The County Dredge Program in the News

December 22, 2021Lower Cape TVDredging On The CapeCLICK HERE TO READ
December 1, 2021Dredgewire.comBarnstable County DredgeCLICK HERE TO READ
October 27, 2021CC Commercial Fishermen's AllianceDredging At Core Of New Dredging EffortCLICK HERE TO READ
July 28, 2021CC Commercial Fishermen's AllianceExpanding the idea of community responsibilityCLICK HERE TO READ
August 2, 2021Dredgewire.comCape Cod Dredging Season Wraps Up; 25 Years of partnership with Ellicott DredgesCLICK HERE TO READ
July 30, 2021capecod.comCape Cod Dredging Season Wraps UpCLICK HERE TO READ
June 25, 2021Cape Cod TimesCleaning 'the lifeline of Cape Towns' County dredge completes 25th season as rates increase June 25, 2021CLICK HERE TO READ
May 19, 2021Cape Cod ChronicleUnder New Leadership, County Dredge Program Feeling StableCLICK HERE TO READ
February 15, 2021Cape Cod TimesVital Barnstable County dredges program needs cash to ensure CLICK HERE TO READ
February 9, 2021Dredgewire.comMuch needed sand arrives on storm damaged beachCLICK HERE TO READ
January 29, 2021The Sandwich EnterpriseTown Neck beach closes for Bourne sand deliveryCLICK HERE TO READ
January 7, 2021The Provincetown IndependentCrabbing the muck on the Cod Fish IICLICK HERE TO READ
December 31, 2020The Bourne EnterpriseLittle Bay Dredging Underway in BourneCLICK HERE TO READ
November 5, 2020Barnstable PatriotTidal FlushingCLICK HERE TO READ
September 28, 2020Cape Cod TimesBarnstable County Dredging Program Begins 25th SeasonCLICK HERE TO READ
Dates from 2015 to presentDredgingToday.comCLICK HERE TO READ

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