In 2007–2008, the city received funding from the South Florida Water Management District to assist with the engineering design, permitting and planning of sediment removal from 10 residential canals.
The city's consultant, Dredging and Marine Consultants, LLC, completed the following tasks:
Hydrographic surveys showed more than adequate depth currently existed in two of the 10 canals. Eight of the 10 canals were selected for partial dredging. Approximately 17,000 cubic yards of muck and sand will be removed at a cost of approximately $1 million.
The eight canals selected for dredging are listed below (click on the name of the canal for a map of the dredging area for each canal):
The city received a number of bids for dredging project, and the city's Office of Management and Budget made a recommendation to award the dredging contract to SteMic Enterprises. The city entered into a dredging contract with SteMic and issued a purchase order in accordance with the contract.. The Notice to Proceed was official rendered on May 11, 2010.
Public Works has completed this dredging project (detailed project progress reports are available below). On behalf of the City of Port St. Lucie, we want to thank the property owners that allowed the use of their vacant lots to assist in expediting the dredging process and to all the residents in the neighborhoods affected by our work. Your assistance and patience made this project possible.
Download letters to residents who permitted their lots to be used as temporary offload sites.
The city's consultant, Dredging and Marine Consultants, LLC, provided the city with progress reports on the dredging project: