A dredging project in Iliuliuk Bay is inching forward through national legislative channels.
The Unalaska dredging project would remove a large bar to open the Port of Dutch Harbor to deeper-draft vessels—and bigger business.
In February, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) submitted the proposed project to Congress. The next steps are a little murky. First, the project needs to be authorized by Congress to be included in a bill. Then, once it's in that bill, it needs to be funded by a congressional committee.