USACE begins intracoastal waterway dredging in Florida

Photo: USACE (file)

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, in partnership with the Florida Inland Navigation District, has begun maintenance dredging on portions of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) in St. Johns and Flagler Counties under a US$5.8 million project.

The USACE expects to remove more than 300,000 cubic metres of material from the navigation channel. This will include an estimated 68,000 cubic metres that was deposited when Hurricane Dorian moved close to the shore in the weeks prior.

All of the material dredged from the IWW will be placed on Summerhaven Beach near Marineland per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s permit and the awarded plans and specifications. Dredging will continue 24 hours daily until spring 2020.

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