After many years of discussion and seeking funding, dredging started to remove muck from the Eau Gallie River during the month of February, 2017. Under permitting rules, workers had to stop dredging during March and April, when more manatees and their calves frequent the river, which flows to the Indian River Lagoon. Dredging of the Eau Gallie River will take place until the end of 2018. It will cost $24 million and remove 632,000 cubic yards of the built up muck. The muck has been building up for more than 60 years, and the Eau Gallie River has never been dredged in that time.