Planned and permitted, the Postum Bayou dredging project is under way at Carrabelle Boat Club. The anticipated project began on July 25 with Gator Dredging of Pinellas Park, the operators of the dredging vessel, positioning themselves at the mouth of the Carrabelle River.
Dredging was in full operational mode as of Monday. The journey of the vessel will end at the Carrabelle Boat Club in approximately one week to 10 days, with Gator Dredging operating six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.
“The staff, as well as members of Carrabelle Boat Club, are delighted to see this project come to formation,” said Amy Kilgore of Carrabelle Boat Club. “Increasing the depth of the channel to five feet mean low water (MLW) is the solution that our owners have been looking for, since in the past the low water depth has been a major concern.”
Channel depth will be controlled by an advanced on board GPS monitoring and tracking system attached to the cutter head and by an “as built” survey. Once the project is complete, it will confirm conformity to permit specifications of five feet MLW and channel width of 25 feet.