Beach renourishment protects against erosion on Treasure Island
The Treasure Island Beach Renourishment project is underway on Sunshine Beach. Beach renourishment is utilized to counteract the effects of storm and erosion on the coastline.
This joint effort, between Pinellas County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will renourish the beaches both here and down on Sunset Beach.
Sand will be dredged from the John's Pass channel on the north end and Blind Pass to the south.
The dredged sand will be pumped though huge flexible pipes back to the beach where it is expelled to form a "new beach."
The sand is allowed to dry and is then graded down by bulldozers.
During the month of August (2010), the Sunshine Beach between 127th Avenue and 120th Avenue will be renourished. Work will start on Sunset Beach, between 88th Avenue and 77th Avenue in September, 2010.