Beach Nourishment Status Councilor William "Bill" Smith
Beach renourishment is near the end of its stay in Indian Shores.
The offshore and onshore equipment has been relocated to near 177th Avenue in Redington Shores. They are nourishing to the north, until they reach the Sand Dollar pier at 18550 Gulf Blvd.
The Project is very near completion in Indian Shores.
Shown above is the “Extractor,” the first time this machine is being used for the Sand Key renourishment. The pipe from the offshore unloader is connected directly to this machine. The machine filters the “slurry”—the water carrying the sand coming through the pipe—separating out the shells and other large particles into a dumpster and depositing the sand onto the beach. Note the enormous size of this machine compared to the size of the people standing on the ground in front of it. This machine is a breakthrough that results in the best quality sand we have ever had from a beach renourishment.