Dredging is underway in Petersburg’s Middle Harbor. That’s where a substantial amount of silt and debris has been building up from last fall’s landslide in Hammer Slough. That’s threatened to cause damage to the harbor as parts of the facility go dry during low tides. The Petersburg City Council authorized the emergency project last month. With permission from federal and state officials, Wrangell and Petersburg contractors got started on the work this week. Matt Lichtenstein checked in with Harbormaster Glo Wollen to see how it was going:

Contractors unload a barge full of dredge material from middle harbor. The sand and dirt is being trucked to a city mud dump site behind the airport.