Nearshore dredging to renourish beaches

Special to the PRESS

Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill provided an update on the Shoreline Master Plan as well as the nearshore berm nourishment project during the Monday, May 7 meeting of the SPI Shoreline Task Force. He also announced that a community feedback survey was recently concluded, and that one-on-one stakeholder interviews are scheduled to take place May 17 – 20. A survey results presentation is scheduled for May 21.

Regarding the nearshore berm nourishment project, Hill shared that the Hopper Dredge McFarland arrived on April 27, and is scheduled to take about 45 days to complete its operation. Hill previously explained that, unlike traditional beach nourishment projects, this one will not involve the use of onshore pipes. Instead, the dredged materials will be placed  in two strategic areas offshore.

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