US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Ft. George Inlet (111)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Ft. George Inlet (111)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 4, 5

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The Ft. George Inlet, an access point for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway via the Ft. George River, has suffered severe erosion and accretion along its shoreline due to formation and continued growth of a shoal north of St. Johns River entrance. This shoal is currently used as a Duval County public park (Huguenot Park). Impacts began to occur after the 1930 sand tightening of the north jetty (accretion of sand on north end of Huguenot Park and in the inlet) which was built to full height in 1890. Up to 1950, significant erosion had occurred to the south end of Little Talbot Island State Park causing removal of the boardwalk and parking areas. The South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Municipal Service Unit in coordination with the Florida Parks Service would like to reduce or eliminate the accelerating loss of State Park lands, threats to existing State Park infrastructure, the need to continually extend the S.R. A-1-A revetment into the State Park and maintain and/or improve State Park recreational opportunities. This study will focus on mitigation alternatives to restore lost shoreline from Little Talbot Island State Park and stabilize the inlet.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $700,000
Estimated Federal Cost $700,000
Allocation thru FY18 $0
Allocation for FY19 $100,000
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Association (SAISSA)
P.O. Box 16766
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

4. STATUS

The Federal Interest Determination (FID) was signed on 6 February 2019 which officially initiated the feasibility phase of this CAP study. The PDT met in April 2019 to develop key deliverables and initiate execution of the feasibility cost share agreement (FCSA) by September 2019.