Work under the Post Florence Renourishment project continues to progress eastward towards the Summer Winds (Indian Beach), informs the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.
According to the county officials, the dredge Liberty Island is now going to be accompanied by the second dredge, the Ellis Island.
The second dredge will arrive on the site a couple of days earlier than first scheduled, starting the pumping operations in the 1st week of April.
The officials also added that both dredges will work in tandem to complete the Reach 1 in East Emerald Isle.
The Post Florence scheme – awarded to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) – will utilize 945,446 cubic yards of sand obtained from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) associated with Morehead City Federal Navigation Project.
Emerald Isle (EI), Indian Beach (IB), and the unincorporated area of Salter Path (SP) will receive 617,131 cy, 271,905 cy, and 56,410 cy, respectively along 5.2 miles of shorelines.
The Post Florence Project is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2019.