Eau Gallie River Dredging Under Budget

At yesterday’s St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board meeting, the board learned that the low bidder for the Eau Gallie River muck dredging project, Blue Goose Construction (BGC), can do the work for $18.5 million – leaving about $2 million potentially available for additional dredging and improvements.

“I am pleased to report that all of the design and permitting requirements associated with this project are on schedule,” said Dr. Ann Shortelle, the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Executive Director.

“We expect to start work this spring, and begin actual dredging by the end of the summer.”

The Eau Gallie River is a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon and has accumulated substantial muck sediments over many decades. Muck contributes nutrients to the water column and has led to undesirable impacts to the regional ecology and economy.

At least 625,000 cubic yards of muck sediments will be dredged from the Eau Gallie River and its south prong, Elbow Creek, to a containment area on land owned by Brevard County.

Once started, dredging is anticipated to continue through early 2018 with restoration of the dredged material containment area site completed by December 31, 2018.

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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. 

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