Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. presented two restoration projects at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s National Coastal Conference 2013 held in South Padre Island, Texas between October 22 – 25, 2013.
Steve Dartez, Project Engineer for CEC, presented “Adaptability During Design and Construction of Large Scale Coastal Restoration Projects, Riverine Sand Mining / Scofield Island Restoration Project (BA-40)”. The Scofield Island Project was the first time in the nation’s history that riverine sand was used to restore a barrier island’s beach and dune. Another milestone during the project included a pumping distance of over 22 miles from the Mississippi River to Scofield Island. Fox 8 News in New Orleans, LA published an article earlier in the year detailing some of the obstacles and goals of this ambitious project, and can be found here: Fox8Live – Pipe delivers a beach, long distance, to south La.
Greg Grandy, Senior Environmental Manager for CEC, presented“Flexibility During Design, Permitting, and Bidding Processes of the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project (BA-45)”. Once again history was made with the first utilization of Outer Continental Shelf sands of Ship Shoal, a relic barrier island from over 8000 years ago, for the restoration of beach and dune habitats.
You can view the slides from these presentations here: