US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Fort Pierce Beach FL (C)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Fort Pierce Beach, FL (C)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 18

1. DESCRIPTION

The Fort Pierce Beach Shore Protection project includes 1.3 miles of shoreline running from immediately south of the Fort Pierce Inlet southward to Surfside Park. The project is on a 2 year renourishment cycle due to impacts to the beach from the federal navigation project at Fort Pierce Inlet. This 2 year renourishment cycle is a much shorter renourishment interval than what is typical for other projects along the east coast of Florida due to the high erosion rate.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $69,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $43,300,000
Allocation thru FY18 $34,750,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

St. Lucie County 
2300 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982-5652

4. STATUS
 

The initial construction of the project occurred in 1971 and the 10th renourishment was completed in May 2015. The 11th renourishment completed in May 2018. Sand for the project is dredged from an approved offshore borrow area known as the Capron Shoal and then pumped via a pipeline onto the 1.3 miles of beach south of the Fort Pierce Inlet. Funding was not received in FY 2019, the next opportunity for funding will be the FY 2020 work plan. The next nourishment number 12 will be the last nourishment for Fort Pierce Beach.

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