GLDD dredging and pumping sand in Orange Beach, AL

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has finished pumping sand to the Gulf State Park and is now working in Orange Beach (AL).

Photo courtesy of the City of Orange Beach

According to the City, the beach renourishment operation began in Orange Beach on Wednesday. “Heavy equipment is on the beach, and the public is asked to be respectful of work areas. Beachgoers must stay out of work zones while the dredging operation is ongoing,” the City said.

As a reminder, the operation will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the project is complete to restore the beaches following Hurricanes Nate and Sally.

In total, the project will place over 2 million cubic yards of sand along five segments of the shoreline from Laguna Key westward to the AL/FL State Line on Perdido Key.

The project is expected to last through February 2024.