Dredged Material Management Area
The District completed a containment area (DMMA) at the Sebastian Inlet State Park for dredged material, August 2011. The DMMA will allow the District to dredge sand from various sources around the inlet such as the sand trap, during optimal conditions, and store it for future beach renourishment projects. The DMMA also provides a storage area for sand removal during navigation channel maintenance dredging.
The District owned 2.24 acres at the State Park which was traded back to them for a larger parcel through a “land swap” proposal. The DMMA required 5 acres. In the exchange, the District set aside funding for future Park projects as they are identified. The first of the projects was to dredge the tide pool on the north side of the inlet which had filled in significantly over the past twenty years. The District dredged the tide pool and used the material to partially build the berms for the DMMA. The balance of the material that was needed for the berms was brought in from an outside source at no cost to the District.
The rest of the projects have yet to be identified by the State Park.