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Mathews may seek help with waterway issue

With over 200 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, being able to navigate its waterways is extremely important to the residents of Mathews County. Amid concerns about those waterways becoming increasingly difficult to navigate, supervisors are contemplating asking for help from Richmond and Washington.

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors, during its July 25 meeting, discussed the idea of sending a letter to state and federal legislative representatives asking for support with maintaining local waterways.

Two county residents—Craig Mulligan, who operates a marina on Davis Creek in Bavon, and Mike Walls, who lives on Stutts Creek at Hudgins—asked the board for help. Mulligan said that he had been told by the U.S. Army Corps of Army Engineers a number of years ago that Davis Creek was next on the list for dredging, but had recently found out that, while Davis Creek is slated to have its lateral markers removed and replaced with Danger signs, Queens Creek is going to be dre...

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