US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

St. Lucie Inlet, FL (O&M)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
St. Lucie Inlet, FL (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional District: 18

 

1. DESCRIPTION

St. Lucie Inlet is located in Martin County on the Atlantic coast of Florida, approximately midway down the state.  Section 201 of the Flood Control Act of 1965 authorized the project which includes a channel 16 feet deep and 300 feet wide, tapering to 10 feet deep and 150 feet wide through the inlet, and a channel 7 feet deep and 100 feet wide between the inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. Project modifications were authorized in 1974 to include a sediment impoundment basin adjacent to the north jetty, extension of the north jetty (including 500ft. weir section), a detached breakwater immediately south of the entrance channel, and construction of a new south jetty.   

2. FUNDING

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

 

3. SPONSOR

                          Martin County Board of County Commissioners
                        2401 SE. Monterey Road
                        Stuart, Florida 34996

4. STATUS

Martin County executed a contributed funds agreement in March 2016 for the Jacksonville District Corps of Engineers to perform operation and maintenance (O&M) dredging within the Inlet every 2 to 3 years if Federal funding is not available. The St. Lucie Inlet Project received $9,000,000 in supplemental O&M funding due to Hurricane Matthew to dredge the inlet and impoundment basin. The Project was able to be completed with Federal funding. Dredging was complete in May 2018.