St. Lucie County, FL Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

May 2023


St. Lucie County, FL Coastal Storm Risk Management Project 
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 21


The St. Lucie County, Florida CSRM Project entailed constructing a beach berm and vegetated dune along approximately 3.3 miles of St. Lucie County shoreline from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Range Monument R-98 in St. Lucie County to the Martin County line. The periodic renourishment interval is expected to be 18 years, equaling 2 periodic nourishment events in addition to initial construction over the 50-year period of federal participation.


Estimated Total Cost $114,800,00
Estimated Federal Cost       $32,800,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

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

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

Current Working Estimate   $20,300,000
Allocation thru FY22 $6,835,000
Allocation for FY23 $0

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

Total Work Plan                   $17,000,000
Allocation for FY23 $17,000,000


St. Lucie County Erosion District
2300 Virginia Ave
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982



Initial Construction of the project was completed in May 2022 with approximately 387,035 cubic yards of beach compatible sand placed on the beach. Sand was obtained from an offshore borrow source in federal waters known as Borrow Area A-1 on St. Lucie Shoal, located on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 4 miles offshore of St. Lucie County, Florida. The project experienced storm damages due to Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. However, damages from Ian did not meet the threshold for Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) funding under P.L. 84-99. A separate Project Implementation Report (PIR) addendum is being developed to account for additional losses due to Hurricane Nicole.


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