2015 Chesapeake Bay Artificial Reef Construction

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New artificial reef construction projects are underway in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the United States Coast Guard.

Cove Point Artificial Reef

Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP (DCP) will begin deploying artificial reef material associated with the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert, MD. The deployment operations are expected to take place on or about 26 March, 2015 and continue until July, 2015.

Mansonville Cove Fish Habitat Area

On or about March 9, 2015 Corman Marine Construction, Inc. will be placing “Reef Balls” in the Mansonville Cove Fish Habitat Area. Two barges will
be used seven days a week between 6:00 and 17:00 and will be monitoring Channel 13.

Mansonville Cove Fish Habitat Area Location (approximate):

39 14 51.54 North
076 35 43.05 West

Love Point Fish Haven

Approximately 1350 tons of concrete columns and slab will be added in the Southeast Quadrant of the Love Point Fish Haven. Center Location: 39 04 05.42N—76 17 27.37W.

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Artificial Reef Program website.

source: United States Coast Guard

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