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Lake Worth Lagoon, FL (1135)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Lake Worth Lagoon, FL (1135)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 18, 20, 21, 22

1. DESCRIPTION

This study is authorized by Section 1135, of the 1990 Water Resources Development Act. The project area is located within Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Lagoon has encountered losses in seagrass, mangrove, and oyster habitats in the Lake Worth Lagoon due to Federal dredging and filling activities associated with the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and Palm Beach Harbor Navigation Project (PBHNP). Additionally, the habitat loss was exacerbated, if not directly caused, by C-51 (a federally maintained and operated channel) discharges.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $900,000
Estimated Federal Cost $500,000
Allocation thru FY17 $510,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

Project is a Section 1135 Continuing Authorities Program project.

3. SPONSOR

Palm Beach County 
Department of Environmental Resources Management
2300 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743

4. STATUS

A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement was executed in October 2015. Feasibility report was initiated in November 2015. Feasibility report approved in February 2018. Project Partnership Agreement is being developed.