Longboat Key Beach Renourishment

Longboat Key Beach Renourishment

Location: Longboat Key, FL

Date: 2011

In the winter of 2011, Cashman’s hopper dredge Atchafalaya renourished the beach in Longboat Key. Over 133,000 000 yd^3 of material were placed on the beach in the inaugural project for this dredge. The borrow site was ~9 miles away, and a booster barge was used to maximize efficiency. The Atchafalaya is suitable for navigation, beach renourishment, and sand-mining projects throughout the Eastern Seaboard and coastal waterways.