BP unleashes ‘Sand Shark’ before dredging on Holiday Isle

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Posted on TheDestinLog.com, Written by Matt Algarin.

Although he would have liked to have seen emergency sand for Holiday Isle’s critically eroded beaches sooner, Guy Tadlock says that now is better than never.

“We wish that we hadn’t been delayed by the oil spill of course,” said the president of the Holiday Isle Improvement Association. “We are really happy to be getting sand.”

Tadlock said there are about 800 property owners on Holiday Isle, who combined, will pay about 65 percent of the project’s total $1.2-million price tag.

The emergency sand project will allow for 140,000 cubic yards of sand to be dredged and placed on 2,600 feet of beach on Holiday Isle, from the western property boundary of Destin Pointe to the eastern property boundary of Holiday Surf and Racquet Club. The design includes a 30-foot-wide dune crest and an elevation of 10 feet, in addition to a variable width berm.

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