JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced the publication of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.
The four-year, $3 million study considers the feasibility of implementing engineering alternatives to manage coastal storm risks along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline in Miami-Dade County, Florida, over a 50-year period. Federal participation in the existing federal beach nourishment project, initially constructed between 1975 and 1982, will expire in 2025.
The study’s tentatively selected plan proposes periodic beach nourishment in certain locations between Baker’s Haulover Inlet and Government Cut, a series of groins in Bal Harbour, and a reinforced dune with tieback walls in Key Biscayne. Sand for beach nourishments would come from a range of sand sources including the Baker’s Haulover Inlet Complex, accretional beach and nearshore areas in South Beach, offshore sand sources, and upland sand mines.
Copies of the report, supporting documents and explanatory material have been posted to the Jacksonville District public website for public review and comment: www.Saj.usace.army.mil/MiamiDadeCSRM.
Related environmental support documents for the study can be found on the district’s Environmental Branch page: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/About/Divisions-Offices/Planning/Environmental-Branch/Environmental-Documents/. Scroll down to Dade County to find and review the study documents.
The Jacksonville District will conduct two virtual public meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 to present and discuss the study proposals and answer questions regarding the draft report. Detailed instructions to view and participate in the presentations will be published to the study webpage.
Public comment is sought and may be submitted through Dec. 12, 2021. Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them by U.S. Postal Service to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
ATTN: Ms. Kristen Donofrio
701 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207-8175
For more information about Corps projects, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.