After three and a half years and numerous delays, all of the people dedicated to the building of artificial reefs to help support Dixie County’s Economic Future…… congratulations, the time has come to start building and stop writing.
Construction starts on July 8th with the building of the first nine of thirty-two new reefs on the Horseshoe Beach site. Weather permitting the construction process should be complete around the 15th. Each reef will be made up of approximately thirty tons of limestone rock and concrete culvert pipe, all donated by citizens of Dixie County. DCARDA thanks you.
DCARDA is already looking good for funding the balance of twenty-three reefs schedule to be built this time next year. We should know for sure on the funding about the time we complete the first nine reefs, July 15th.
DCARDA will continue this summer with assessments to see if we can get permitted to re-build the old reef known as Red Bank, for the near shore small family boater. This site lies between the main channel of Horseshoe Beach and the Suwannee River. In addition, if at all possible, DCARDA and its team will start the assessment process with FWC before year’s end on a one square mile reef project off of Suwannee currently named Dixie Deep Water Artificial Reef. Expect forty new reefs on this site if all goes well with this one.
I’ll write again after the upcoming deployments.Thank you all for being so supportive.
Originally posted 2013-06-25 13:33:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter