Holmes Beach superintendent of public works Joe Duennes has requested that Manatee County Commissioners add the channel of Bimini Bay in Holmes Beach that connects to Bimini Bay in Anna Maria to a list of pre-dredge survey sites to be conducted by the West Coast Inland Navigation District.
In correspondence to the commission, Duennes said that local boaters are reporting that the interior channel connecting the cities is only navigable at high tide.
The channel is reported by boaters to be only 3 feet deep during mean lower low water tides. A survey is needed to determine the actual condition of the waterway.
Duennes said maintenance of the channel belongs with Manatee County.