- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Boaters say they’re having problems with a shallow channel that leads to Pascagoula’s Inner Harbor Marina.

City and county officials agree the channel needs to be dredged. But, they say the project is expensive and they don’t know where they’ll find the money.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/QIcITT ) that over the years, the current has dumped sand into the channel, making the channel as shallow as 3 feet in some places. That means some boats can only go in or out of the marina during high tide.

Jackson County Supervisor Mike Mangum says that in 2013, the county hired an engineering firm to determine what it would take to dredge 2,200 feet of the channel. The cost estimate was $1.2 million.