Worcester County hopes to continue with inlet shoaling study

Some Worcester County Commissioners want to ensure that a study on inlet shoaling moves forward, despite some reluctance from leaders in Ocean City.

The shoaling issue was brought to light when a boat carrying 11,000 pounds of sea bass got stuck on shoals back in January.

Ocean City leaders say they understand the county's desire to move forward, but they are concerned about the cost associated with the study.

Kim Moses, the Public Information Officer for Worcester County said, "Right now the county is waiting for an update from the Department of Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers on the cost share which we believe will be an increase over the original $300,000 dollars cost share that was approved by the commissioners on February 6th."

Once Worcester County has that new figure, it will be provided to the commissioners for further consideration.

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