Indian River Inlet Wall Scheduled To Be Fixed

Army Corp Of Engineers to fix inlet jetty

This has been a long time coming. Constant storms and erosion have slowly created this damaged area of the Indian River inlet for years. As it got hammered more by storm surges, it got worse and worse faster.
This popular fishing section of the north Indian River Inlet jetty wall has been closed for nearly three years now. The handicap pier has been closed for the past year.

Handicap pier January 2021

There is a scour hole created by a bad storm a while back. This scour action is causing the rock wall to tumble into the inlet. Usually only during storm surges, but you never know. I can’t imagine that ride.
The scour hole eventually got big enough the handicap pier had to be closed as well. Now the Army Corps of Engineers are in the process of scheduling the area to be fixed as well as a couple of other projects. To the tune of forty-three million bucks.

Fishing this closed section is dangerous.

It will be nice to have the jetty cap open again we all use as a sidewalk along the Indian River Inlet. People are fishing that closed area regardless, but it is very dangerous. One never knows when those rocks will break loose and tumble. Which pretty much goes without saying for the entire rock wall on any inlet jetty.

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