Turkey Creek Muck Dredging
Muck, "black mayonnaise" consisting of accumulated silt, organic matter and septic/utility effluent, accounts for 23% of the Total Nitrogen entering the Lagoon. Muck dredging projects are a key part of our Lagoon restoration. In 2016, dredging of 22 acres of Turkey Creek extracted 215,000 cu yds of this goo and the area began to show improved water quality, increased seagrass and growing animal populations. In September 2017, hurricane Irma stirred the water in the tributaries and deposited muck back on some areas that had been cleaned. In 2018 a 10 acre section was re-dredged extracting an additional 14,000 cu yds.
How does muck dredging reduce nutrients? See: https://helpthelagoon.org/.../water-quality-improvement.../