Jeffrey McWilliams has over 17 years of experience in dredging and marine construction on the US east, west, and Gulf coasts and overseas (Manson Construction). He has supervised, managed, or participated in over 40 diverse dredging, coastal protection, port construction, and land reclamation projects for both public and private sector clients. He holds degrees in both ocean and civil engineering from Texas A&M University.
Articles By Jeffrey McWilliams
The Miami River corridor was home to early Native American settlements, and in the early 1900s it was dredged in order to assist in draining the Everglades, the subtropical marshland in southern Florida. As the city of Miami developed, the river became a major outlet for storm water and untreated sewage. In 1990 the USACE recommended that maintenance dredging be done to remove sediments impacting navigation.