Anna Maria Island Receives New Sand (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, recently completed the Anna Maria Island renourishment project.

At an estimated cost of $12.3 million, the project was one of the largest renourishment events awarded by the district as part of the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency program.

Dredging and placement operations on Anna Maria began in mid-December 2013 and ran 24 hours daily. The Corps’ contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLDD), placed approximately 900,000 cubic yards of dredged sediment from an offshore borrow area located south of Passage Key Inlet.

Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Director Charlie Hunsicker said he was pleased with the renourishment, which was accomplished with minimal impacts to beachgoers.

The project required continuous coordination and communications between the Corps, contractor, sponsor, local residents and small businesses.

“The majority of project pumping operations occurred during peak tourist season on the island, with thousands of ‘snow birds’ vacationing on various beachfront properties,” said Sirisha Rayaprolu, project manager.

Source: USACE, April 18, 2014

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