Waterplace Park dredging to begin this month

THE DREDGING of Waterplace Park will begin soon to remove 22,000 cubic yards of silt from the river basin. The park hosts events by WaterFire Providence, such as the one pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. TOURISM DIVISION
PROVIDENCE – A long-awaited dredging of Waterplace Park is expected to begin within days. The project will remove 22,000 cubic yards of silt from the river basin, from an area under the Providence Place mall to the Crawford Street Bridge piers. A permit for the work was approved by the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council…

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