Panama City Beach to undergo beach renourishment

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- Officials say a $13.5 million beach renourishment program is slated to begin early next month.
The white sand is being deep-dredged from offshore "borrow areas." It will be pumped through large pipes to the beach.

Lisa Armbruster, a spokeswoman for Sustainable Beaches, says a large, barge-like vessel will pick the sand up from the Gulf of Mexico's floor and take it to an area close to the beach. From there, it will be piped onto the beach. She says the project will take about three months.

Armbruster says the "beach quality" sand that may appear darker than the white sand beachgoers are used to seeing. She says the sand will lighten over time.


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  • by CHUCK Location: PCB on Sep 28, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    WHY SHOULD MY TAX DOLLARS PAY TO RENOURISH PRIVATE BEACHES. THEY BLOCK MY USE OF THESE BEACHES BUT WANT ME TO PAY TO RESTORE THEM. THEY SHOULD PAY FOR THIS SERVICE OR ALOW THE GENERAL PUBLIS TO USE THEM. HOW CAN THIS BE LEGAL. I WILL HAVE TO DO SOME CHECKING INTO IT TO STOP THE PRIVATE BEACHES TO GET FREE USE OF TAX MONEY.
  • by alton Location: BAY COUNTY on Sep 28, 2011 at 02:42 AM
    Uh, Make sure to either not renourish the Bidawee Beach area or make the residentsd there PAY UPFRONT since they claim that part of the beach is theirs and no one outside the Bid a wee area is allowed to use it.Our tax dollars shouldn't pay for what they claim so hard is theirs and no one else can trespass.Well lets not trespess to renourish this area of the beach.
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