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Treasure Island beach replenished

 Crews under the supervision of Weeks Marine Co., Covington, LA., are currently replenishing Sunset Beach on Treasure Island as they pump dredged sand onto the beach through a 30" pipe. The sand is dredged 20 miles offshore and transported to unloaders just off shore, background, where its is pipped onto the beach and filtered though a basket on the end of the pipe according to workers at the site, left.  Beach visitors are being detoured around the construction site with fences. For the first time since 2010, Treasure Island north and south beaches are being replenished in the $10.8 million project. The project should be completed in August according to workers at the site.

SCOTT KEELER | TIMES

Crews under the supervision of Weeks Marine Co., Covington, LA., are currently replenishing Sunset Beach on Treasure Island as they pump dredged sand onto the beach through a 30" pipe. The sand is dredged 20 miles offshore and transported to unloaders just off shore, background, where its is pipped onto the beach and filtered though a basket on the end of the pipe according to workers at the site, left. Beach visitors are being detoured around the construction site with fences. For the first time since 2010, Treasure Island north and south beaches are being replenished in the $10.8 million project. The project should be completed in August according to workers at the site.

SCOTT KEELER | TIMES

Crews under the supervision of Weeks Marine Co. of Covington, La., replenishing Sunset Beach in Treasure Island pump dredged sand onto the beach Wednesday. The sand is dredged 20 miles offshore and transported to unloaders just offshore, seen in the background, then piped onto the beach and filtered though a basket. Beach visitors are being detoured around the construction site with fences. For the first time since 2010, Treasure Island north and south beaches are being replenished in the $10.8 million project. The project should be completed in August.

Treasure Island beach replenished 07/30/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:42pm]

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