US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Fort Pierce Beach, FL (C)

March 2018


Fort Pierce Beach, FL (C)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 18


The Fort Pierce Beach Shore Protection project includes 1.3 miles of shoreline running from immediately south of the Fort Pierce Inlet southward to Surfside Park. The project is on a 2 year renourishment cycle due to impacts to the beach from the federal navigation project at Fort Pierce Inlet. This 2 year renourishment cycle is a much shorter renourishment interval than what is typical for other projects along the east coast of Florida due to the high erosion rate.


Estimated Total Cost $67,900,000
Estimated Federal Cost $42,400,000
Allocation thru FY17 $33,362,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


St. Lucie County 
2300 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce, FL  34982-5652


The initial construction of the project occurred in 1971 and the 10th renourishment was completed in May 2015. The 11th renourishment is underway with a completion in May 2018. Sand for the project is dredged from an approved offshore borrow area known as the Capron Shoal and then pumped via a pipeline onto the 1.3 miles of beach south of the Fort Pierce Inlet.

The sponsor, St. Lucie County, is preparing a General Reevaluation Report (GRR) for the project at their own expense that will evaluate extending Federal participation for an additional 50 years and the construction of groin structures. Current Federal participation expires in 2020.

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