US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Fort Myers Beach FL (O&M)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Fort Myers Beach, FL (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional District: 19

 

1. DESCRIPTION

A channel 12 feet deep and 150 feet wide in San Carlos Bay until the end east side of Bowditch Point, thence 12 feet deep and 125 feet wide from that depth and location in San Carlos Bay into Estero Pass at the intersection of San Carlos Blvd Bridge, thence 11 feet deep and 125 feet wide in Matanzas Pass to the upper shrimp terminals terminating at a turning basin located approximately 1000 feet away. Length of project is about 2.5 miles.
 

2. FUNDING

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

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

Current Working Estimate $400,000
Allocation thru FY18 $150,000
Allocation for FY19 $250,000

 

3. SPONSOR

Lee County Natural Resources Division
1500 Monroe Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

 

4. STATUS

Ft Myers Inlet (Matanzas Pass) is in need of dredging. Shoaling due to Hurricane’s Hermine and Irma have created dangerous conditions in the outer bar cuts near bodwitch point. The projects has completed 85% of plans and specifications and secured a new FDEP permit. The project is dredge ready pending allocation of appropriations.

 

Fort Myers Beach Operations and Maintenance Map