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Lee County, FL BEC

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Lee County, FL BEC

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 17, 19

1. DESCRIPTION

The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970 initially authorized the project for Captiva, Gasparilla and Estero Islands. The shore protection project at Captiva Island is approximately 4.5 miles long. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) completed initial construction of the project at Captiva Island in April 1989. The authorized project also includes beach fill and periodic nourishment along 2.7 miles of Gasparilla Island with a 0.5 mile revetment and a Groin at the southern end of the island, and initial beach fill and periodic nourishment along 4.6 miles of Estero Island with a groin at the northern end of the island. Lee County completed initial construction of the Gasparilla segment in 2007. The Sponsor has constructed a portion of the Estero Island project but has not submitted for reimbursement.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $191,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost $95,900,000
Allocation thru FY17 $19,195,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD)
Post Office Box 365
Captiva Island, Florida 33924

Lee County Division of Natural Resources Management
1500 Monroe Street (3rd Floor)
Fort Myers, Florida 33901



4. STATUS

Lee County beaches were impacted from Hurricane Irma. The Corps is currently working with the County to finalize renourishment efforts. Extension of Federal Participation to 50 years is needed for the Gasparilla Segment, and a Section 934 Report has been completed and is awaiting final approval from ASA(CW) to document continued Federal justification.


 

Lee County Shore Protection Project map