SAVE CRYSTAL RIVER KINGS BAY PILOT RESTORATION PROJECT
The King’s Bay Restoration Project is a public-private partnership that will clean King’s Bay and restore aquatic habitat for marine plants and animals that depend on it. This project is intended to achieve the following:
- Remove algae and legacy nutrients from the bottom using manatee-friendly vacuums.
- Remove excess nutrients from the water column.
|Project Location:||Crystal River, Florida|
|Name of Owner:||Save Crystal River, Inc|
|Owner Contact:||Lisa Moore, Save Crystal River|
|Dates of Construction:||October – November 2015|
CRYSTAL RIVER SEDIMENT TREATMENT AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL
Gator Aquatic Technologies (GAT) recently completed a full scale, commercial application of our patent pending technology (Application #62/263,007) to demonstrate our ability to safely treat dredged sediments and remove total Phosphorus from the effluent in a single treatment phase. The study was conducted at the Crystal River Dredge Project during the 4th quarter of 2015 in conjunction with Gator Dredging utilizing our patent pending technology.
GAT provided the treatment of the dredged slurry at flow rates of 1500 – 2000gpm over a 30-day trial period. Samples were collected on the incoming dredge sediments and the effluent as it released from the geo-textile bags. These samples were collected by Gator Dredging staff and taken to a third party for lab analysis.
As shown in TABLE 1; the total Phosphorus levels were reduced to < 50ppb on the water returning to Crystal River. Effluent was also collected from the geotextile bags during the demonstration and taken to an accredited lab for Chronic and Acute Toxicity Testing, with results determining the treatment to be 100% aquatically safe.