USA: Clearwater Pass Dredging Kicks Off

On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially began dredging on the Clearwater Pass.

During this so-called “Eight and Ten-foot Dredging Project”, between 30,000 and 70,000 cubic yards of sand will be removed from the federal channels.

According to, the dredged sand will be placed to the north of Pier 60 and west of the swim zone, to continue to nourish North Clearwater Beach.

Bill Morris, the Director of the city’s Marine & Aviation Department, said: „This area was last dredged ten years ago and it is essential to closely monitor the shifting sands for both channel depth and width.”

The project is expected to be complete within four weeks.


Dredging Today Staff, August 9, 2012