North Arrowhead Breakwater Repair, Dingwall Harbour Small Craft Harbour, Victoria County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake a breakwater repair project at Dingwall Harbour, located in Dingwall in Victoria County, Nova Scotia. Damage has occurred to the north arrowhead breakwater located at the entrance channel to Dingwall Small Craft Harbour as a result of apparent beach erosion. The beach on the north side of the breakwater appears to be receding westward leaving the north breakwater open to a potential breach at the inner end. The proposed project will involve adding additional armour stone to the north end of the north arrowhead breakwater as well as extending the shore protection northwest of the existing structure to prevent further erosion and potential structure breach. The crest height of the proposed work will be constructed to +4.5 m while the total length of the repair/extension is approximately 75 m.


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Notice of Determination

November 17th, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project North Arrowhead Breakwater Repair, Dingwall Harbour Small Craft Harbour, Victoria County, NS and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.

Contacts

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Dingwall DFO-SCH (Harbour Code 1088) is located on the northeastern shore of Victoria County, on Cape Breton Island, within the community of Dingwall, NS. (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2020-09-02
  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    80972

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..within 200 kilometres
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