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Beach monitoring continues

By Staff | Jun 23, 2017

The portion of the public beach located between Bowman’s Beach and Blind Pass that the City of Sanibel that closed Thursday is being monitored because it is a soft, difficult-to-traverse portion.

The soft, difficult-to-traverse segment may be the result of high tide conditions, winds and wave action due to the storm event that passed through the Gulf of Mexico.

After Thursday’s late high tide and the coming weekend’s anticipated calmer conditions, the sand is expected to settle and return to normal and allow beach-goers to traverse the shore safely.

The shoreline impacted by weather conditions includes a portion that is part of the recently completed Blind Pass Inlet Dredging Project. The project included placing dredged sand from the pass on the shore; the permit requirements included tilling the relocated sand to ensure the proper consistency for sea turtle nesting.

The dredging project is completed, and the county’s contractor is now conducting post-project cleanup and bicycle path repair.

Meanwhile, beach-goers are urged to heed the signs.