Bimini Bay Channel Dredging Kicks Off (USA)
The Bimini Bay channel dredging project officially began last week.
“We are administering a dredge contract on behalf of Manatee County and the city of Anna Maria for the Bimini Bay-Key Royale entrance channel,” stated Chuck Listowski, WCIND director.
Hydraulic dredging and beach nourishment operations will be performed at Bimini Bay/Key Royal Entrance Channel at the north end of Anna Maria Island on the Intracoastal side. The dredge “GATOR POINT” and work boats Path Finder & Naple will work 24 hours per day 7 days per week until approximately February 29, 2012.
There will be floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with the drege operation. The pipeline, which will traverse northerly from Bimini Bay and key Royale Entrance Channel to a designated beach fill location, and vessels will be visibly lighted and marked.
“We should complete the dredging in about two weeks,” Listowski added.
This long awaited project is funded by a WCIND grant.
Dredging Today Staff, February 14, 2012