CHAPTER 620

PROVIDING FOR DREDGING IN MISPILLION RIVER

AN ACT ALLOWING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO DREDGE CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE MISPILLION RIVER.

WHEREAS it is desired to grant to The Federal Government the right to dredge all of the Mispillion River except the oyster beds, and

WHEREAS these oyster beds are located in the Mispillion River between the old Mispillion Light House and the headwaters of the Mispillion River, and

WHEREAS it is the intent of this act to in fact prohibit the dredging of the said oyster beds,

NOW THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The United States of America is hereby granted authority and permission to dredge the Mispillion River from the mouth to the Washington Street Bridge in the City of Milford, provided that such dredging shall follow the established channel for a distance of three and one-half miles up said river from Mispillion Light.

Approved July 9, 1956.