Daytona Beach Flood Control Study, FL (I)

May 2023


Daytona Beach Flood Control Study, FL
Investigations (I)
Congressional Districts:  6, 7


This study is authorized by Section 1201(11) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-322) (11). As identified in the report titled “Report to Congress on Future Water Resources Development” submitted to Congress on January 29, 2015, and January 29, 2016, respectively, pursuant to section 7001 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (33 U.S.C. 2282d) - Request for study authority for a flood risk management project that would protect the citizens and economic vitality of Daytona Beach, Florida. Past flooding in the area located south of CR 4050 (Orange Avenue), north of SR 400 (Beville Road), east of SR 5A (Nova Road), and west of US 1 (S. Ridgewood Avenue) has impacted as many as 800 structures and caused $72 million in property damage.   

The area bounded by the Nova Canal, Orange Avenue, Ridgewood Avenue, and Beville Road is surrounded by higher ground creating a bowl-shaped topography and is highly susceptible to flooding during major storm events. In addition to the rain falling directly on the Midtown area, a large, unmanageable amount of runoff enters the area during major storm events via a breaching of the east berm of the Nova Canal near its intersection with the Navy Canal in Daytona Beach, FL. This project will reduce flood risk in the area where flooding is a recurring problem due to its low elevation, the frequent breaching of the Nova Canal, and the continued impact of sea-level rise.


Estimated Total Cost $3,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $3,000,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22                     $0
Allocation for FY23 $0
President's Budget FY24 $0

b. P.L. 117-43: Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act:

Total Work Plan              $3,000,000
Allocation for FY23 $3,000,000


City of Daytona Beach
301 S. Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


The federal as well as non-federal portion of the cost share was funded by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023. The next step is executing a feasibility study agreement with the local sponsor.   


Daytona Beach Flood Control Study, FL Map project area