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October, November, December
Broward County > Beach Renourishment > October, November, December

Broward County’s Beach Renourishment Project (Segment III) Updates for the Months of October, November and part of December

When last we updated the “Weekly Update,” the beach at north Hollywood was being restored. During the last couple of months, beach construction has been completed along the beaches of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach, and Dania Beach.

The total length of completed beach is 5.7 miles, and stretches from the Broward/Miami-Dade County line to Dania Beach Pier. Some 1.3 million cubic yards of sand was placed along these beaches, enough sand to fill the Empire State Building two times. After completing construction on November 4, Great Lakes crews took the Hopper Dredge Liberty Island to Norfolk, VA, for several weeks of maintenance while other crew members prepared John U. Lloyd Beach State Park (JUL) for its turn to receive beach sand.

A barge was moored on the east side of the ICWW across from Port Everglades Berth 27, and a pipeline was laid down across the island to the beach. Since the presence of the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center’s cable field offshore of the Park precludes anchoring or placement of objects on the seafloor in that area, the dredge, after filling up at the borrow sites offshore of Deerfield Beach and Hillsboro Beach, must steam into the Port and moor at the barge on the ICWW. Then the dredge hooks up to the pipeline and pumps the sand across the Park to the beach. Using this method, the dredge has pumped approximately 75,000 cubic yards of sand to date onto the Park’s beach. Approximately 600,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed onto the northernmost mile of the Park’s beach. An additional feature of this portion of the project involves the removal and placement onto the Park’s beach of a sand shoal at the mouth of the Port’s inlet. It is estimated that approximately 40,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand will be dredged from the channel and placed onto the beach.

The structures at the north end of the Park, consisting of a rock spur on the south jetty of the Port and two T-head rock groins, have also been completed. These structures will be mostly covered by added beach sand as part of the project, and then function to hold a beach in place permanently.

Pictures:

The beach fill approaches the City of Dania Beach, while beachgoers frolic ahead of the construction. The beach fill approaches the City of Dania Beach, while beachgoers frolic ahead of the construction.
“Grooming” the completed beach at Dania Beach. “Grooming” the completed beach at Dania Beach.
Laying the pipeline across John U. Lloyd Beach State Park from the ICWW to the beach. Laying the pipeline across John U. Lloyd Beach State Park from the ICWW to the beach.
The dredge “Liberty Island” at the pumout mooring in the ICWW. The dredge “Liberty Island” at the pumout mooring in the ICWW.
Aerial view of the competed groins and spur. Aerial view of the competed groins and spur.
Aerial view of the groins and the beach construction proceeding northward along the beach at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. Aerial view of the groins and the beach construction proceeding northward along the beach at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.
The “Liberty Island” dredging the channel of Port Everglades. The “Liberty Island” dredging the channel of Port Everglades.
Sand placement at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. Sand placement at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.

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