Ft. George Inlet (111)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Ft. George Inlet (111)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 4

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 potentially 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 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 alternatives to restore lost shoreline from Little Talbot Island State Park and stabilize the inlet.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $600,000
Estimated Federal Cost $600,000
Allocation thru FY20 $100,000
Allocation for FY21 $500,000
President’s Budget FY22 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks

4. STATUS

The Feasibility Cost Share Agreement (FCSA) was signed on 3 September 2020. Since execution of the agreement, the PDT has focused on identifying the management measures and initial array of alternatives. This effort was completed in early February 2021. Upcoming key milestones include identification of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) in May 2022 and Final Report Approval in November 2022.