US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Broward County FL Shore Protection Project (C)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Broward County, FL Shore Protection Project (C)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 25

 

 

1. DESCRIPTION

Broward County is located on the lower Atlantic Coast of Florida about 30 miles north of Miami. The project was authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1965, Section 934 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986 and in Section 506(a) WRDA 1996, which allows the Secretary to perform periodic beach nourishment for Segments II and III over a period of 50 years. Initial authorization allowed construction by the local sponsor with reimbursement of the Federal share of eligible costs. The City of Deerfield Beach is the Sponsor for initial construction of Segment I. Broward County is the sponsor for Segments II & III and has initially constructed and renourished the project since 1970.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $282,100,000
Estimated Federal Cost $158,500,000

 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18        $46,659,000

 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Resiliency
Current Working Estimate   $2,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $100,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
FCCE
Current Working Estimate $96,075,000
Allocation thru FY18 $1,548,000
Allocation for FY19 $12,681,000

 

3. SPONSOR

SEGMENT I – City of Deerfield Beach
150 N.E. Second Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-8598

SEGMENTS II & III - Broward County Board of Commissioners
218 SW First Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

4. STATUS

SEGMENT I
The Sponsor provided funds in FY08 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to initiate Engineering and Design (E&D) for preparation of a General Reevaluation Report (GRR) for initial construction. Completion of the GRR was scheduled in FY13, contingent upon the sponsor providing additional funds to continue the preparation of the GRR. This work effort has been on hold since FY11 due to lack of Sponsor funds.

SEGMENT II
The County completed the second (and last) renourishment event of Segment II within the limits of the authorized project in December 2016. The County will seek reimbursement for the Federal share in once they complete the final mitigation contract (scheduled for 2020). Federal participation in the project ends in 2020. The County has requested to extend the life of the project an additional 15 years per Section 1037(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014. The County experienced extensive erosion from storms in 2017 and was approved for a Flood Control & Coastal Emergency (FCCE) project to place over 380,000 cubic yards of sand.  The design is underway and award is scheduled for October 2019.


SEGMENT III
Efforts for an LRR for the 3rd renourishment of Segment III have been initiated by the County as a reimbursable project. Federal participation in the project ends in 2026. The County requests to extend the life of the project an additional 50 years by initiating a study to re-justify the project. The County experienced extensive erosion from storms in 2017 and a FCCE project is approved to repair the beaches. Construction started on Contract A in February 2019 which places material about the mean high water level only and will complete in May 2019. Contract B restores the full template of the beach and is scheduled to award in 2020 after environmental consultation is complete.

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