200-foot dredge boat vaccuums up sand through the hydraulic hose in the Jupiter Inlet (Photo/Jupiter Inlet District)
Jupiter Beach Park is getting wider and the Jupiter Inlet is getting deeper.
That 200-foot-long dredge boat in the inlet off DuBois Park is pulling up about 74,000 cubic yards of sand — about 4,100 dump truck loads — from the bottom of the Inlet.
Dredging the Jupiter Inlet during the winter is a regular procedure to give boaters passage to and from the Atlantic Ocean.
Officials from Loggerhead Marinelife Center are monitoring the project. The sea turtle nesting season is from March 1 – Oct. 31.
See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.
Sand from the bottom of the Jupiter Inlet is pumped onto the beach at Jupiter Beach Park, on the south side of Jupiter Inlet (Photo/Jupiter Inlet District)