Progressive Era to New Era Dredging Aquia Creek

Dredging Aquia Creek

From the Evening Star (Washington, DC), May 20, 1917.

“Dalecarlia Transferred There From Anacostia Channel. For the time being the United States army engineer service dredge Dalecarlia has stopped work on the Anacostia river improvement near Benning and has gone to Aquia creek, a Potomac tributary, to deepen the water in that stream. The dredge is now at work deepening the basin at Coles landing at the head of navigation on the creek. At this point barges go to load pulp wood, railroad ties, lumber and pyrites. Much sediment is brought down the creek by the water, and in the past few years there has been a fill of several feet at the landing. The Dalecarlia will deepen the water to about nine feet, and will be on the work for about three weeks. She will then, it is said, return to this city to take up work on the Anacostia.”