Palm Beach dredging and beachfill completed
Dredging of the Palm Beach Harbor and beneficial use of the material for beach renourishment are now complete, reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
According to the Corps’ Jacksonville District, the team was working hard to demobilize all onshore equipment over the past weekend.
USACE also added that sand tilling on the beach is expected to be finished by mid-week, on or about March 21.
The contractor assigned to the project, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation used their cutter suction dredge Alaska to accomplish the work.
The dredging, which kicked off in early February, removed approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand from the port’s channel and turning basin. The sand was placed on the shores of the Town of Palm Beach, at no cost to the residents.