COLLIER COUNTY — A waterspout and five-foot seas greeted crews that started building an artificial reef Thursday in Collier County.
More than 430 tons of concrete were pushed into the Gulf of Mexico about five miles west of Doctors Pass _ latitude 26 10.260 and longitude 81 54.060, according to county environmental specialist Pamela Keyes.
Another barge with another 520 tons of concrete is set to head out to the reef site Monday, Keyes wrote in an e-mail this afternoon.
A $60,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is paying for the project to provide fish habitat and a site for divers. The county already has 100 artificial reefs.