St. Lucie County, FL Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

May 2024


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


The St. Lucie County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) project protects approximately 3.3 miles of Atlantic Ocean fronting shoreline in southern St. Lucie County. The recommended plan includes beach and dune nourishment from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Range Monument R-98 in St. Lucie County to the Martin County line. After initial construction, the periodic renourishment interval is 18 years, thus equaling 2 periodic nourishment events over the 50‑year period of Federal Participation. The sand source identified for the project is the St. Lucie Shoals, located approximately 3.5 miles offshore from the project.


Estimated Total Cost $117,700,00
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    $20,276,000
Allocation thru FY22 $6,835,000

c. P.L. 117-328A: Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act:

Total Work Plan                    $9,142,500
Allocation for FY23 $468,100


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



St Lucie County, Florida CSRM project was authorized by congress under Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to undertake construction of the project on 9 Feb 2018 after the feasibility study was completed on 15 Dec 2017. 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. Recently, the project experienced storm damages due to Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. However, only damages from Hurricane Nicole impacted this project with an economic justification to moving forward to complete a Project Information Report that was reviewed and approved on 26 May 2023.  Project is currently under design phase with expectation that the project will be physically completed by 29 May 26.

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