Beginning January, 2016 the Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) will be working on a dredging and desilting project in Long Meadow Farms in their easement along Oyster Creek. The project will include the dredging and cleaning of Oyster Creek to improve water flow and capacity of the water way. Work will commence on the West (upstream) side of Long Meadow Farms, and on the North side of Oyster Creek. Work efforts will move East (downstream) as the project progresses. GCWA will be working on both the North and South sides of Oyster Creek within the GCWA easement throughout this process. Dredge spoil removed from Oyster Creek will be spread along the creek’s bank within the GCWA easement for drying which is estimated to take six months to a year depending on weather conditions. Once the spoil material has dried, it will be spread and leveled along the banks of the creek. Use of the trail along the creek should not be impacted.
For inquiries related to this project please contact Gulf Coast Water Authority during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM, by phone at 281-331-3137 or David Hudson at 281-932-1047.