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Posted on: December 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Palm Beach’s Northern Shore to be Thickened with Free Inlet Sand

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NOTICE: Dredging of Lake Worth Inlet and Turning BasinFree Sand on Palm Beach

• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects equipment to be mobilized sometime the week of January 3, 2022.

• The contractor assigned to the project is Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC. 

• Cashman owns the dredge Atchafalaya, which is the expected plant to accomplish the work in the channels 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. 

• The volume of sand to be removed is approximately 400,000 cubic yards. 

• The sand will be placed on the shores of the Town of Palm Beach, at no cost to the residents of Palm Beach. 

• Noise levels will be slightly elevated in the area, as operations continue 24 hours a day.

• Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution when navigating through the inlet.  

• The project duration is estimated to take up to three months.  

• The project will ensure the inlet remains accessible to Port tenants who are moving all types of cargo including sugar, molasses, asphalt, diesel fuel and essential goods primarily bound for the Caribbean islands. 

• Port of Palm Beach operations support $304 million in local and state business revenue while providing about 2,800 direct jobs. 

• Dredging of the channel was last completed last November. The dredge removed 190,000 cubic yards of sand that was used to replenish Palm Beach. 

• For more information contact the Port of Palm Beach Engineer Ronald Coddington at 561-383-4133.



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