Lake Worth Lagoon FL (1135)

April 2022

FACT SHEET

Lake Worth Lagoon Restoration, FL (1135)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 18, 20, 21, 22

1. DESCRIPTION

This study is authorized by Section 1135, of the 1990 Water Resources Development Act. The project area is located within Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Lagoon has encountered losses in seagrass, mangrove, and oyster habitats in the Lake Worth Lagoon due to Federal dredging and filling activities associated with the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and Palm Beach Harbor Navigation Project (PBHNP). Additionally, the habitat loss was exacerbated, if not directly caused, by C-51 (a federally maintained and operated channel) discharges.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $12,400,000
Estimated Federal Cost $9,300,000
Allocation thru FY21 $712,000
Allocation for FY22 $275,000
President’s Budget FY23 $0

 

Project is a Section 1135 Continuing Authorities Program project.

3. SPONSOR

Palm Beach County
Department of Environmental Resources Management
2300 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411-2743

4. STATUS

A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement was executed in October 2015. The feasibility report was initiated in November 2015 and was approved in February 2018. The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) was executed in August 2019. Plans & specifications are currently underway. Construction contract estimated for award in March 2023.