Normally this dredge removes sand from Lagoon Pass in Gulf Shores so that saltwater can flow into Little Lagoon.
Because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the dredge is dumping the sand on the beach so that heavy equipment can dam the pass to keep the oil in the Gulf.
Booms have been placed on the Gulf side if the Lagoon Pass (Lee Callaway) Bridge.
Every piece of debris is being picked up from the beach areas. If it isn't sand or cemented, it's being picked up to make oil removal easier. This is the west side of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach being cleaned.
Perdido Pass is too deep and the current is too swift for booms or a berm. Booms have been placed around Robinson Island and the smaller islands near Perdido Pass.