Grayton has lots of underground utilities including TV/internet cables, gas lines, phone lines, and electrical lines. Before you DIG please call 811 annd the companies will come out and mark where the lines are. There is no cost for this service.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sand Berms Approval for Walton

Walton County received approval today from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to move forward with the next phase of its coastal protection plan.
Work will begin immediately to construct a sand berm on approximately 19.2 miles of Walton County Beaches, (not including beaches maintained by the state).
The berms, which will be approximately three feet high and 20-30 feet back from the mean high tide water line, are designed to provide a protective barrier between the shoreline and Walton County’s famous white-sand beaches. Two sets of heavy equipment will begin at the west end of the county, pushing sand seaward to create a berm that protects the beach while continuing to provide easy access to the shoreline.
“We realize this work will create some temporary disruptions for beachgoers,” said Chief of Emergency Management, Captain Mike Barker. “The Public Works department will manage the process as efficiently as possible to limit any impact on our residents and guests.”
All beaches will remain open throughout the project, although some beach access will be limited when equipment is present to ensure public safety. Walton County Public Works is beginning the project this afternoon and will continue to work through the weekend until the project is complete. The department will maintain ongoing maintenance of the berms for the foreseeable future.

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