USACE Seeks Public Comments on New C&SF Flood Risk Management Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Published Oct. 28, 2022

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act document for a proposed flood risk management study initiated under the authority of Section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 within the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project.

USACE invites the participation of Federal and state agencies, Native American Tribes, local agencies, and interested stakeholders in providing comments and identifying any issues or concerns. Comments are due by Nov. 28 and can be submitted by e-mail to dll-cesaj-c& or can be mailed to the following address:

ATTN: Mr. Richard Skinker

All individuals who respond with comments will be included in future mailings, and anyone wanting to be added to the mailing list can do so by sending a written request to the same e-mail and/or mailing address.

The purpose of the study is to identify the need to provide continued flood risk management to reduce the most immediate risk to the C&SF Project due to changing conditions including climate change, sea level change, land development, and population growth in the lower east coast of Florida in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

The C&SF Project is a large, multipurpose water resources project initially authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1948 for the purposes of flood protection for urban and agricultural areas, water supply for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and ecosystem uses and to prevent saltwater intrusion risks to the coastal water supply.

USACE is planning scoping meetings and the dates, times, locations, and instructions for joining those meetings will be available on the project webpage at, along with a downloadable copy of the letter inviting public comment and additional information about the project. An electronic copy of the letter can also be downloaded directly at

Jim Yocum

Release no. 22-066