The Stevenson Creek dredging project is moving ahead. The project scope consists of dredging approximately 105,000 cubic yards of sediment from the canal.
“Reach 1” calls for the removal of 63,000 cubic yards of muck/sand material. This encompasses an area approximately 1700 linear feet long, to a depth limit of -3.5 feet NGVD. “Reach 2” calls for the removal of an additional 42,000 cubic yards of muck/sand material. This portion will be dredged approximately 1900 linear feet, to a depth limit of -2.5 feet NGVD.
Gator Dredging has developed and will be executing a material management plan to process dredged material and transport the separated sediment to designated sites. This process includes placing dewatered muck material in an upland site located approximately 21 miles northeast of the project. The plan also calls for the placing of clean, sandy material, to be reused on location if possible.
This material will create 15,488 square yards of mangrove habitat in Stevenson Creek Reaches 1 and 2.
Gator’s engineers plan to develop, maintain, and restore the provided processing site and staging area located near the easterly limit of the project. The Stevenson’s Creek project also includes turbidity monitoring and Acute / Chronic Elutriate testing (if polymers are used in dewatering process).
The principals of Gator Dredging (state-certified general contractors’ license CGC 1510302, founded in 2005) are Bill Coughlin and Jack Adams. Experienced in the engineering and dredging fields, Mr. Coughlin and Mr. Adams have created a company that combines their engineering skills and compassion for the environment. Their commitment and drive is to make Florida’s waterways more accessible by means of canal, slip, and dock dredging.
Press Release, January 21, 2014