North Brevard shore protection renourishment to begin late March

USACE Jacksonville District
Published March 15, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville will begin beach re-nourishment of the North Reach section of its Brevard County Shore Protection Project on or about March 20.

The effort will place about 465,000 cubic yards of sand on the southern four miles of the 9.8-mile long North Reach shoreline, from Patrick Space Force Base to North 2nd Street in Cocoa Beach under a $10.6 million contract awarded in September 202This will be the latest in a series of periodic beach renourishments that began in 2000. Subsequent beach renourishments were undertaken in 2005 and 2014. The shore protection project is completely funded by the federal government.

The source sand for this iteration of the shore protection project will be dredged from Canaveral Shoals, about five miles offshore Cape Canaveral. A hopper dredge will deliver it directly to the beach via a temporary pipeline.

The construction template calls for the beach to be initially widened by about 60 feet.

Construction is to be completed by April 30, 2021.

For a Weekly Construction Update: Call (321) 637-5374         

See for the history of Brevard County shore protection projects.

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David Ruderman

Release no. 21-018