In mid-July 2010, the Army Corp of Engineers began dredging areas in the channels that have experienced silt accumulation over the years.
Your Watershed Council is sensitive to ecosystem and water quality issues and understands that minor, non-habitat threatening temporary silting will occur in some areas around the dredge operation. The Council also understands that our tourist-based economy is critical to the entire community.
Les Cheneaux first became popular with tourists who arrive by steamships through our channels. We wish to balance water-based activities and tourism in an ecologically-responsible way so that our Les Cheneaux way of life can continue as it has for the past one hundred-fifty years.