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APTIM conducts monitoring survey on Captiva

By Staff | Oct 8, 2019

Administrator Carolyn Weaver

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District’s engineering firm recently initiated and completed the required, physical monitoring survey of the beach as part of the 2013-2014 renourishment.

In early September, the CEPD reported that APTIM Coastal Planning and Engineering would be conducting the “Year 5 Survey” on Captiva in connection to the last renourishment project. The public may have seen crews walking with handheld GPS equipment and a boat in the nearshore waters.

“This is a requirement after every renourishment,” it added.

On Oct. 3, Administrator Carolyn Weaver explained that the survey had been finished, according to APTIM Senior Project Engineer Michelle Pfeiffer. The firm completed the work on Sept. 11.

“In accordance with the Physical Monitoring Plan for the Captiva and Sanibel Islands Beach Renourishment Project, the fifth annual monitoring event consisted of topographic and bathymetric beach profile surveys on Captiva,” Weaver said.

Pfeiffer reported that the data processing and performance calculations are underway.

“The survey report and engineering monitoring report are due Dec. 10 to DEP (Department of Environment Protection) and USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) per the permit deadline of 90 days after the survey collection,” she said.