DNREC Shoreline & Waterway Management Section urges boater alertness for navigating Baker’s Channel this summer

Low tide leaves only 1.5 feet of water until Massey Ditch dredging

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Baker’s Channel entrance area shoaled up in the Rehoboth Bay you can see the prop trails … photo Driscoll Drones

DOVER (May 24, 2019) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section advises boaters traveling in the Inland Bays over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket.

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Baker’s Channel entrance area shoaled up in the Rehoboth Bay you can see the prop trails … photo Driscoll Drones

The entrance to Baker’s Channel in Rehoboth Bay between Channel Marker 1 and the gate at Markers 3 and 4 is very shallow at low tide. There is only about 1.5 feet of water at low tide for boaters to navigate. This portion of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged later this year as part of the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project.

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