St. Lucie County FL Shore Protection Project (I)

March 2018


St. Lucie County FL Shore Protection Project (I)

Investigations (I)

Congressional Districts: 18


The impacts of the hurricane season of 2004 and 2005 emphasized the critical need for shoreline protection throughout St. Lucie County, not just south of the Inlet where the existing Federal project is located. St. Lucie County, the project sponsor, supports the feasibility study 100%. The State of Florida also supports shore protection initiatives for the critically eroding shoreline identified within St. Lucie County.


Estimated Total Cost $5,500,000
Estimated Federal Cost $2,748,000
Allocation thru FY17 $2,748,000
Allocation for FY18  $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners
2300 Virginia Ave
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982


A reconnaissance report was approved August 2003 and preparation of the feasibility report began in 2005 following execution of the feasibility study cost sharing agreement in June 2004. Federal funds were provided in FY05 thru FY07, FY09 and FY10 for continuation of the feasibility study and preparation of the feasibility report. The sponsor has conducted 100% of their 50% of the total study cost as work-in-kind contributions.
In 2014 the scope and schedule of the feasibility was re worked to comply with the Corps of Engineers Smart Planning Guidance. In early FY15 $415,000 in Federal funding was provided for continuance of the feasibility based on a compliance memorandum which was received in October 2014. In late FY16, $850,000 in Federal funding was provided which will fund the study through completion. The Chief of Engineers Report was signed in December 2017.

St. Lucie County Shore Protection Project map