Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co. is about to begin Lake Worth Inlet dredging operations, informs the City of Riviera Beach.
According to the city and the Army Corps, hopper dredge Atchafalaya will start dredging works this week. The work will take place in the channel and turning basin.
The dredging depth is set for 39 feet plus two allowable over dredge for outer channel, 37 feet plus two allowable over dredge for inner channel and 33 feet plus two feet allowable over dredge in the turning basin.
During the works, the contractor will remove approximately 400,000 cubic yards of dredged material. Cashman will take the dredged sediment on the shores of the Town of Palm Beach, at no cost to the residents of Palm Beach.
Officials expect that the whole project will take up to three months to complete.
In total, the project will ensure the inlet remains accessible to the port tenants who are moving all types of cargo including sugar, molasses, asphalt, diesel fuel, etc. Port of Palm Beach operations support $304 million in local and state business revenue while providing about 2,800 direct jobs.