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Nassau County FL (C)

March 2019

Nassau County FL (C)
Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 4


Nassau County is the northernmost county on the east coast of Florida. Amelia Island forms the eastern border, stretching 13 miles south from the St. Mary’s River to the Nassau River. The Water Resources Development Act of 1988 authorized the Nassau County, Florida shore protection project. The authorized project area is located on the Atlantic Shorefront of Amelia Island in Nassau County. The project provides for initial fill for 3.6 miles of shoreline and periodic nourishment along 4.3 miles as needed. Initial cost, as estimated in the General Reevaluation Report (GRR), is $16.2 million, of which $12.7 million is the Federal share of the initial cost. The project cost share reflects Section 111 cost mitigation for downdraft impacts of the Federal navigation project.


Estimated Total Cost $375,380,000
Estimated Federal Cost $296,600,000


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY18 $22,450,000


b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $2,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $100,000
Allocation for FY19 $0



City of Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034


Construction of the first renourishment was completed on February 28, 2019.  Per current Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Strategy, the Nassau County Shore Protection Project will be renourished as a disposal area for beach quality material dredged from the Kings Bay Entrance Channel Maintenance Dredging Project.


Nassau County Shore Protection Project map