Kings Bay Restoration Scheme in Full Swing

The Kings Bay Cleanup and Restoration scheme in Crystal River is moving ahead with a patent pending vacuum dredging removal process that removes legacy nutrients, organic detrital material and the Lyngbya, an invasive algae that has choked out native plants.

For years, residents have tried different removal methods, but the Lyngbya has spread and covered the clean sand on the bottom.

The first step of this cleanup program, developed by Gator Dredging, is removing the Lyngbya through specially designed vacuum equipment that doesn’t disturb the existing sand and sediment. The suctioned material is pumped through vacuum tubes into a mechanical separator located on shore.

The separator does what its name implies — separates the algae and other organic material from the water.

The water is further filtered then returned to the canal with the added bonus that much of the legacy nitrates and phosphorus are removed and clean water is being returned to the ecosystem. This is important because it removes a nutrient source for the Lyngbya, increasing the competitive advantage for the newly planted native plants.

The algae and organic material are transported to an offsite location where it will be used for fertilizer and soil enrichment.

Check out this video which shows many interesting details about the King’s Bay cleanup scheme:

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply