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Channel Maintenance Dredging, Sand Bypass and Beach Renourishment Project Begins 

dredge boat floating in the Indian River Lagoon
Ferreira's dredge "Lori Hill" stationed over the inlet's Sand Trap in late January.

Ferreira began dredge operations ahead of schedule on January 21, placing sand on the beach by McLarty Treasure Museum located to the South of the Sebastian Inlet.  To date, approximately 10,000 cubic yards of sand have been placed and crews will work their way South, anticipated to progress approximately 1,000 feet a week for the next 5-6 weeks depending on weather conditions.  The dredge “Lori Hill” is currently positioned over the Southwest side of the inlet’s Sand Trap – a 42-acre depression that fills with sand located between the Flood Shoal on the West side of the inlet and the inlet throat.  Dredge operations are 24/7, and for more details, see the full article that includes the project schedule here.