Port Elgin Maintenance Dredging 2021

The Town of Saugeen Shores with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, plans to undertake a maintenance dredging project at Port Elgin Small Craft Harbour located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Port Elgin, Town of Saugeen Shores, County of Bruce.

The purpose of the proposed dredging is to remove silt accumulation and beach stone and rock that has accumulated around the existing docks from high water wave action over the breakwater and restore harbour depth. This will be achieved by completing spot dredging from the north breakwater and/or from a barge between October 15th and November 30th, 2021. All work will be completed during daytime hours.  

Latest update

September 15, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Small Craft Harbours has issued it's Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Small Craft Harbours - Ontario & Prairie Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Deirdre Connell, Environmental Advisor
867 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1A1
Telephone: 905-975-8523
Email: deirdre.connell@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Port Elgin (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours, Ontario & Prairie Region
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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