Manatee County FL BEC (C)

May 2024


Manatee County, FL BEC
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 16


The project area is located just south of Egmont Key at the entrance to Tampa Harbor. Section 201 of the Flood Control Act of 1965, Public Law 89-298, authorized the project for construction. The Manatee County Shore Protection Project provides for 4.7 miles of initial beach fill and periodic nourishment along Anna Maria Island. The project dimensions provide a berm 75 feet wide at an elevation 5 feet above mean low water and a natural seaward slope shaped by wave action. Initial construction consisting of 2.6 million cubic yards of beach fill along 3.2 miles of shorefront was completed in March 1993 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Estimated Total Cost $88,900,000
Estimated Federal Cost    $48,400,000

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23 $15,516,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
President's Budget FY25  $0


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

Current Working Estimate $19,900,000
Allocation thru FY23 $10,336,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
Allocation thru FY23          $200,000


Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205


The construction contract for the project’s third renourishment was awarded in April 2020 with supplemental appropriations from the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L.115-123) and shared with the non-federal sponsor, Manatee County, for funding. The project construction consisted of placing sands on the federal portion (R12-R33.4) of Anna Maria Island. Approximately 762,000 cubic yards of material from a nearshore borrow area was placed on the federal portion between July and October 2020. In addition, the Corps managed placement of approximately 250,000 cubic yards of material on Coquina Beach, the non-federal portion (R33.4-R41.5), between October and November 2020.

During the third renourishment, the Corps approved the Manatee County, Florida Shore Protection Project, Engineering Documentation Report (EDR): Dune Resilience dated September 2020 that recommended dune design refinements to improve resilience. The Corps in cooperation with Manatee County was able to implement some of the EDR-recommended dune improvements on the southern portion of the federal project during the construction event. Approximately 4,000 cy of dune repair was constructed along approximately 2,900 feet of the federal project’s shoreline, including modifications and/or preservation of multiple pedestrian access and vehicle access points. Over 26,000 associated dune plants were planted within the dune repairs. Further dune resiliency measures will be incorporated into future renourishments or Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) events.


Manatee County Shore Protection Project Map