US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Lee County, FL BEC

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Lee County, FL BEC

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 17, 19

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1970 initially authorized the project for Captiva, Gasparilla and Estero Islands. The shore protection project at Captiva Island is approximately 4.5 miles long. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) completed initial construction of the project at Captiva Island in April 1989. The authorized project also includes beach fill and periodic nourishment along 2.7 miles of Gasparilla Island with a 0.5 mile revetment and a Groin at the southern end of the island, and initial beach fill and periodic nourishment along 4.6 miles of Estero Island with a groin at the northern end of the island. Lee County completed initial construction of the Gasparilla segment in 2007. The Sponsor has constructed a portion of the Estero Island project but has not submitted for reimbursement.

 

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $205,888,000
Estimated Federal Cost $103,829,000
 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $46,470,000
 

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 $000
FCCE
Current Working Estimate $16,500,000
Allocation thru FY18 $16,500,000
Allocation for FY19 $0
 

3. SPONSORS

Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD)
Post Office Box 365
Captiva Island, Florida 33924

Lee County Division of Natural Resources Management
1500 Monroe Street (3rd Floor)
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

 

4. STATUS

Lee County beaches were impacted from Hurricane Irma. The project has received $7M in FCCE funding from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, and the contract is currently under procurement with construction scheduled to be underway this summer. Extension of Federal Participation to 50 years is needed for the Gasparilla Segment, and a Section 934 Report has been completed and is awaiting final approval from ASA(CW) to document continued Federal justification.

 

Lee County Shore Protection Project map