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Dredging of Rockport area bayou ahead of schedule

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A nearly $10 million dredging project is ahead of schedule on a South Texas bayou that was silted in years ago.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Wednesday that the contractor says the work on Cedar Bayou near Rockport is about 75 percent finished.

The channel could be flowing by September, which is about a month earlier than the project's deadline. The dredging began April 15.

The pass north of Rockport that once separated San Jose and Matagorda islands silted in years ago. It cut off the Aransas Bay system's connection to the Gulf of Mexico.

Biologists say an open pass would help improve water quality and give easier access for marine species that depend on the Gulf of Mexico for spawning.

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