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Tarpon Springs planners identify potential dump site for Anclote River dredge

TARPON SPRINGS — Federal engineers have recommended the city use a familiar property to dump silt set to be dredged out of the Anclote River — the same one used during the last dredge in 1998.

The 3-acre plot off L & R Industrial Boulevard near Wesley Avenue is one of three the city has looked into, but the only one recommended by the Army Corps of Engineers, the agency responsible for maintaining the channel. They say it's best because it is the largest, easiest to get permitting for and was used successfully in the last dredge.

Property owner G.P. Stamas, who bought the parcel in the early 2000s shortly after the last dredge, says he's happy to see his land have potential to help the city.