Hay River Harbour Restoration continues this summer

Public Service Announcement

Hay River — May 22, 2024

Essential restoration work will continue in the Hay River Harbour this summer to ensure safe navigation for all users, and to support vital marine resupply activities.

Dredging operations are scheduled to occur between June 3 and September 14, 2024, primarily in the three fingers area of the East Channel and the outfall into Great Slave Lake. On-water work hours will be from 7am to 9pm daily.

During this second season of the dredging project, approximately 80,000 cubic meters of sediment will be removed from the harbour. Building on the progress made in the summer of 2023, key improvements are being implemented to improve dredging productivity and adapt to the extreme low water conditions.

The Government of the Northwest Territories will be coordinating with the Coast Guard and commercial fishers to minimize disruptions between construction and essential travel. Recreational and small boat users will be able to detour around the dredging areas.

For more information on the Hay River Harbour Restoration Project, including a map of the work area, please visit www.inf.gov.nt.ca/en/hay-river-harbour-restoration-project.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to maintain safe and efficient navigation in the Hay River Harbour.

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Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories