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Local concerns grow over new dredging project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Jim Bentley says he has lost 10 feet of his riverfront property since he bought it about 10 years ago.

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kyle b - 7/24/2013 7:27 PM
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@papakilo its not just a matter of earth, its also detrimental to the health of the ecosystem i.e. like the man mentions in the clip, eel grass. Take a tip from the Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint river basin and the struggles that region has had dealing with the ramification of river dredging for barges to be able to reach Columbus GA

Papakilo - 7/24/2013 12:26 AM
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Why has a retaining wall not been placed on property lines, on the water, and backfilled with dredged land from the river bottom? It has worked in other cities to protect property owners and preserve the land from receding down into the river. Simple solution which provides benefits to both parties involved. What is the big secret or is it just ignorance and lack of doing just a little bit more to get the job done right?
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