Nassau County FL (C)

May 2023

Nassau County, FL 
Construction (C)

Congressional District: 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 the initial fill for 3.6 miles of shoreline and periodic nourishment along 4.3 miles as needed. The project cost share reflects Section 111 cost mitigation for downdraft impacts of the federal navigation project, Fernandina Harbor.


Estimated Total Cost $238,600,000
Estimated Federal Cost $188,300,000


    a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY22 $19,703,000
Allocation for FY23 $0
President's Budget FY24 $8,785,000


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

Allocation thru FY22 $100,000


     c. P.L. 117-58:  Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law:

Total Work Plan $5,100,000
Allocation thru FY22 $0
Allocation for FY23 $5,113,000



City of Fernandina Beach
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034


The next renourishment is scheduled for FY24. Per the current Regional Sediment Management (RSM) Strategy, the Nassau County Shore Protection Project will be partially 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