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Sawgrass Lake Restoration, Pinellas County, Florida

Owner: Southwest Florida Water Management District

The project site is located at the Sawgrass Lake Park, situated in the area west of Sawgrass Lake and east of the Skyway Shooting Club in Pinellas County, Florida.  The project consisted of remediation/restoration of the wetland areas around Sawgrass Lake east of the Skyway Shooting Club.  The proposed remediation/restoration consisted of constructing an approximate 2,500 linear feet long containment berm.  The berm will form the southern, eastern, and northern boundaries of the wetland remediation/restoration area.  Using amphibious drilling equipment, Tierra executed a subsurface exploration plan including Standard Penetration test (SPT) borings within the proposed berm.  General subsurface soil conditions, geotechnical recommendation and construction considerations with respect ot the proposed berm were provided to guide the designing and construction of the project. The project includes the design and construction of the earthen berms that will be constructed with geosynthetic (geogrid) reinforcement due to poor subsurface conditions including soft organic muck and peat soils.

Tierra managed a $60,000 geotechnical budget including over 400 feet of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) borings and laboratory testing on selected samples.  The project was completed on schedule and within budget.