Sand pumping is currently directed to Snapper Rocks East.
Sand pumping occurs primarily at night. However, in certain circumstances such as system testing, pump maintenance and storm events, pumping may take place during the day. When sand delivery outlets are discharging it is in your interest to keep clear for safety reasons. The individual sand delivery outlets have different uses. Access diagram showing Basis of outlet usage (PDF 220kb).
The entrance condition is monitored continually, and entrance surveys are undertaken quarterly (January, April, July and October).
The need for dredging is assessed following each survey.
The current Dredging Campaign (No. 10) commenced in February 2017. By August 2017 about 216,600 cubic metres of sand was removed from the Tweed River entrance area to improve navigation conditions. Sand was placed off shore of Duranbah Beach and Pt Danger at depths of up to -15m below sea level. The main objective of this campaign was to improve the navigation of the Tweed River entrance and sand was placed in such a way as to slow its movement into Coolangatta Bay.
Page last updated/reviewed: 08 Sep 2017