Since November, Degrove Surveyors has been providing continuous and ongoing survey support for the Brevard County Beach Renourishment Project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. The project area encompasses 11 miles of beach, and is anticipated to conclude May 1, 2014. Degrove is completing pre-construction and post-construction topographic / hydrographic surveys, and providing the Corps with surface modeling and volume calculations for pay quantities. Due to the nature of the project, our team has had to provide information to the Corps seven days a week, including holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Further details on the project are included in the following excerpt from Brevard County’s website (current as of 02-11-2014), which can also be found here:
North Reach – Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach
The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) to renourish 7 miles of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project’s North Reach to counter erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy. GLDD will place approximately 1 million cubic yards of sand along the shoreline between Cheri Down Park in Cape Canaveral and Surf Road in Cocoa Beach (the Northern North Reach) and between 3rd Street North and the northern limit of Patrick AFB (the Southern North Reach). Work in the Northern North Reach began January 28, 2014, however due to equipment maintenance, sand placement is temporarily on hold. We estimate dredging operations will resume on February 16th. Work in the Southern North Reach is expected to begin around March 21, 2014. The sand will be dredged from Canaveral Shoals, an offshore borrow area located approximately six miles east of Cape Canaveral. All beach work will be completed by May 1, 2014. The remainder of the North Reach shoreline between Surf Road and 3rd Street North has remained stable and will not receive sand. Construction funding for the project is 100% federal. Check back soon for more project details or click here to read the project history.
South Reach – Indialantic / Melbourne Beach
The US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) to renourish the 3.8 mile South Reach of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project to counter erosion caused by Hurricane Sandy. Sand placement began north of Fifth Avenue, Indialantic on November 27, 2013. GLDD will place approximately 585,500 cubic yards of sand along the shoreline between Flug Avenue in Indialantic and Spessard Holland Park. Equipment is currently being staged on a Town lot east of Ocean Terrace in Indialantic. The sand will be dredged from Canaveral Shoals, an offshore borrow area located approximately six miles east of Port Canaveral. All work will be completed by May 1, 2014. Construction funding for the project is 100% federal. Check back soon for more project details or click here to read the project history.
Degrove crew chief setting up robotic total station in renourishment area.
Dredge is seen here on the horizon.
Degrove’s wader preparing to enter the surf zone to capture topographic data.
End of the pipe that delivers sand to the area being renourished.