Posted on October 7, 2022
Map shows the Two-Mile federal navigation channel and placement area, along the Apalachicola coastline
MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and non-Federal partner Franklin County, Florida will begin the $6 million dredging of two federal navigation channels, Eastpoint and Two Mile, in Apalachicola, Florida, Oct. 17. The dredge contractor is Mike Hooks. The funds originate from the Florida Gulf Consortium monies that stem from the 2010 Deepwater BP Horizon oil spill.
The completed project will open local waterways for recreation.
In addition to opening the waterways, dredge material from the Eastpoint and Two Mile channels will be used to construct a Beneficial Use site (tidal marsh) which will keep sediment within the system and provide critical wildlife habitat.
Construction is expected to begin at Eastpoint in two weeks and construction at Two Mile will begin in approximately a month. All work is expected to be completed within six months.