Grand Bend Harbour Dredging - Spring 2021

The Municipality of Lambton Shores, with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Small Craft Harbours Branch, is planning on conducting a dredging project in Grand Bend Harbour. The proposed project includes prop-wash dredging the harbour area and mouth of the Ausable River to displace littoral sand which has been deposited within the main channel areas using the propeller of a tug boat. Spot dredging will be used to clear upstream obstructions(i.e submerged trees). The proposed project is scheduled to start in early-May and will be completed as needed in accordance to in-water work timing windows.

Latest update

Notice of Determination

April 15, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Small Craft Harbour Branch has issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada
William Wilson, Client Services Officer
867 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1A1
Telephone: 416-986-7138

  • Location

    • Grand Bend Harbour (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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