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Sarasota County FL BEC (C)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Sarasota County, FL BEC

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 16, 17

1. DESCRIPTION

The Water Resources Development Act of 1986 authorized the project. The authorized project provide for a protective beach along 2.4 miles of shoreline on central Longboat Key and 5.6 miles on Manasota Key in the vicinity of the City of Venice, with periodic nourishment of both areas as needed and justified. The recommended plan provides for 3.2 miles of protective beach.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $163,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $88,900,000
Allocation thru FY17 $34,054,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

 

City of Venice
401 W. Venice Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285-1999

4. STATUS

The second renourishment contract was awarded in September 2014. Beach placement commenced in December 2014 and was completed on 14 April 2015. Approximately 750,000 cubic yards of sand were placed in the project area. Current activities include environmental and topographic surveys to comply with Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit. The next renourishment is scheduled for 2025.


 

Sarasota County Shore Protection Project map