Thursday, January 5, 2012 - Erosion District To Perform Emergency Work At South JettyStarting Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 a.m., a small, 200-cubic-yard truck haul of beach sand will be piled on the dune at the end of Seaway Drive at Jetty Park, as the St. Lucie County Erosion District performs a fourth emergency protective measure to prevent over wash of waves onto Seaway Drive.
The Erosion District initially placed 200-cubic-yards of sand on the beach in November and December. Officials hope that this emergency protective measure will hold until the Army Corps of Engineers’ 415,000-cubic-yard re-nourishment project begins in later this month.
Recent winds and waves have eroded the beaches significantly and caused some escarpment of the dunes that later high tides have smoothed, but the roadway is now threatened again at Seaway Drive by the gradual loss of dune.
Friday’s project is scheduled to be completed in one day. However, if conditions worsen the St. Lucie County Erosion District may need to place additional sand on the beach before the Army Corps of Engineers project begins later this month.