South Boca Raton beach nourishment complete

The City of Boca Raton, Florida, recently completed the sixth renourishment project of the shoreline adjacent to the city’s southernmost beach.

Photo courtesy of the City of Boca Raton

For this project, sand placement started at South Inlet Park and continued south beyond the city limits to the beaches of Deerfield Beach and the Town of Hillsboro Beach.

This 1.4-mile beach renourishment was the first collaborative project between these entities which maximized the dredging volumes and lowered the dredge mobilization cost to the Boca Raton.

Approximately 370,000 cubic yards of sand were dredged from the Boca Raton inlet ebb shoal over nine weeks.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company provided their 312-foot Alaska vessel for this project which dredged to a depth between 3 to 18 feet.