Maintenance dredging of the Gulf ICW in Venice
Construction will begin around Oct. 15, 2019, on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging project to maintain the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Venice. The project involves removal of shoaled sediment and use of the dredged material on the beach and nearshore area to take advantage of ecosystem restoration opportunities. The project is scheduled to run for several months and be completed before the end of the calendar year.
Work near Venice involves maintenance dredging within an approximately 5-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Over time, coastal processes have resulted in significant shoaling and deposition of sediment within the waterway, and maintaining long-term navigation requires the removal of these sediments.
The Army Corps of Engineers has a Fact Sheet on the project that includes a map. For more information, please email Jim Yocum, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, at James.A.Yocum@usace.army.mil