Blind Pass Maintenance Dredging Wrapped Up

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District said in its latest announcement that the Blind Pass maintenance dredging scheme was recently completed. 

According to Steve Boutelle and Mike Campbell of the Lee County Division of Natural Resources, the quality of the latest dredge was the best compared to the previous dredging events.

“It was a clean cut,” said Boutelle.

Campbell explained the clean cut was due to the contractor’s ability to work back and forth both landward and seaward of the bridge and to re-sweep both areas.

The dredging work was undertaken by Ferriera Construction and Coastal Engineering Consultants provided professional services in support of Lee County.

During the project, the contractor removed approximately 90,000 cubic yards of sand from the area.

Funding for the dredging scheme and the Inlet Management Plan is provided by tourist tax revenue from Lee County Tourist Development Council and a grant from the Florida DEP.

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