Eau Gallie Dredging 2012 - 19
Eau Gallie muck dredging project completed in March, 2019 was driven by local concern about the muck buildup, and channel shallowing beginning in 2012. Collaboration by St. John’s River Water Management District, Florida DEP, Florida Inland Navigation District, Brevard County and the City of Melbourne led to total funding of $24M. Suction dredging of more 630,000 cubic yards of muck, piping of muck for dewatering and disposal in the Sarno landfill took place from Feb. 2017 till March 2019. With an average increased depth of 8 feet, locals report clearer water, more vegetation and sea life.