Posted on January 8, 2024
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin maintenance dredging of sections of the Okeechobee Waterway and Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of St. Lucie Inlet in January.
The USACE dredging vessel Murden is expected to remove approximately 25,000 cubic yards of shoaling material over a 12-day period. Once under way, operations will be ongoing 24 hours per day, seven days a week until completion. Dredge material placement will be to a pre-designated St. Lucie Inlet Impoundment Basin.
Boaters and navigators are advised to maintain safe distances and low wake speeds in the vicinity of the dredge and attendant equipment, and to follow signage and crew instructions to maintain public safety during the dredging operation.
Jacksonville District maintains safe navigability in the IWW and Ponce Inlet in partnership with Florinda Inland Navigation District.