US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study


Sunny Isles Beach

The purpose of this study is to address protection of critical infrastructure, reduction of structure damages, and evacuation route protection in response to the risks and effects of coastal storms and associated impacts such as sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme wind and tidal effects. This study started its official three year timeline in October 2018 and will terminate with a Chief’s report in September of 2021.  
Supplemental funding will allow the Corps of Engineers to complete a three-year feasibility study that evaluates measures for coastal storm risk management, sea level rise, and chronic flooding issues for Monroe County.
The Federal funding for this study is $3 million.

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received disaster funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding will go towards 13 studies and 22 projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events. The total Federal funding allocation for Jacksonville District recovery efforts so far exceeds $4 billion.

Announcements

Public meetings set for Sept. 11 & 12

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and non-Federal Sponsor, Monroe County, invite the public to attend two informational meetings on the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The upcoming meetings are set for:

Sept. 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m. - Key Largo BOCC Room, Murray Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Sept. 12, 2019, 5-7 p.m. - Key West Commission Room, Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040

The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the project alternatives and provide comments on the alternatives and the feasibility study. The format of the meeting will be an informal open-house hosted by Monroe County, where the public can attend any time during the meeting hours and staff from the Corps of Engineers and Monroe County will be available to answer questions. The Corps plans to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives and to determine the potential for significant impacts.

The public is invited to submit comments at the meeting and/or submit comments by Oct. 12, 2019, to Kimberly Koelsch, USACE, via email/mail/telephone/at Kimberly.C.Koelsch@usace.army.mil; Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, ATTN: Kimberly Koelsch, Fort Norfolk, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510; or, 757-201-7837. 

Florida Keys CSRM Public Meeting Materials (Sept.11 & 12, 2019)

Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study Public Meeting Posters (Sept. 11 & 12 2019)
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Contact Information

561-340-1527