Dredging Planned for Bodega Bay Channel

May 4, 2017

These posts mark the boundaries of the channel through Bodgea Bay. The Coast Guard station at Doran Beach can be seen in the background.

It’s been 17 years since the shallow channel into Bodega Bay was last dredged. So it’s time to do it again, and plans for a project this fall are moving ahead.

At low tides, such as this, the shallowness of most of the inner bay lies revealed, underscoring the importance of the 12-foot deep channel through the mudflats.

The depth of the channel is already compromised at several places along the corridor. Noah Wagner, harbormaster at Spud Point Marin, details those locations.