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Nassau County FL (C)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Nassau County FL (C)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 4

1. DESCRIPTION

Nassau County is the northernmost county on the east coast of Florida. Amelia Island forms the eastern border, stretching 13 miles south from the St. Mary’s River to the Nassau River. The Water Resources Development Act of 1988 authorized the Nassau County, Florida shore protection project. The authorized project area is located on the Atlantic Shorefront of Amelia Island in Nassau County. The project provides for initial fill for 3.6 miles of shoreline and periodic nourishment along 4.3 miles as needed. Initial cost, as estimated in the General Reevaluation Report (GRR), is $16.2 million, of which $12.7 million is the Federal share of the initial cost. The project cost share reflects Section 111 cost mitigation for downdraft impacts of the Federal navigation project

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $355,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost $281,100,000
Allocation for FY18 $16,773,000
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

City of Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

4. STATUS

Ongoing construction has reached the mandatory ‘turtle window’ of 31 Mar 2018. The contractor will resume activities next season, beginning 15 Dec 2018.                 

                                                                                   Nassau County Shore Protection Project  map