SFAEP to Discuss Port Miami Deep Dredge Project

The South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals will hold their monthly luncheon event on Wednesday, May 18, at Berries in the Grove in Coconut Grove.

Geologist/Ecologist Bill Precht, Dial Cordy and Associates Inc., will discuss results from the benthic compliance and post-construction monitoring effort associated with the recently completed Port of Miami deep dredging project, and summarize findings and lessons learned.

Miami Harbor construction brought the entrance channel depth to 52 feet, and widened the outermost portion of the entrance channel to 800 feet. The project also widened portions of the inner channel and deepened it to 50 feet.

In total, five different dredges removed more than five million cubic yards of rock, limestone and sand.

The Miami Harbor project is the first Federal navigation project in the southeast built to a 50 feet depth to accommodate today’s shipping needs.