US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Miami Bay Back Feasibility Study (I)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Miami Bay Back Feasibility Study (I)

Investigation (I)

Congressional Districts: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The study authority for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study is Public Law 84-71, June 15, 1955 which authorizes an examination and survey of the coastal and tidal areas of the eastern and southern United States, with particular reference to areas where severe damages have occurred from hurricane winds and tides. The purpose of the project is to reduce potential damages caused by coastal storms and improve human safety and coastal resiliency in the Miami-Dade County Back Bay. Potential measures being considered include but are not limited to the following: structural alternatives (such as tidal gates and backflow preventers), non-structural alternatives (such as flood proofing, relocation, and elevation of structures), and natural and nature-based features (such as mangrove plantings, reefs, and wetland plantings).   

 

2. FUNDING

Project is funded under P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental. Project is brokered to Norfolk District (NAO). NAO manages the project to include the funding and financial data.

 

3. SPONSOR

Miami Dade County

701 NW 1st Court

 Miami, FL 33136

 

4. STATUS

The study held its Alternatives Milestone Meeting in January 2019, and is working towards a tentatively selected plan by January of 2020. The team is working closely with Miami-Dade County officials and Resiliency teams with the City of Miami Beach in gathering existing data, mapping out potential alternatives, and examining future scenarios for the region.