USACE Jacksonville announces changes to Brevard Mid-Reach, South Reach beach renourishment

USACE Jacksonville
Published March 14, 2024
Updated: March 14, 2024
Brevard Co. Mid-Reach beach renourishment

USACE contractors create an access point at SPRA Park as part of the 2024 spring season Brevard Co. Mid-Reach beach renourishment March 7, 2024.

Brevard Co. Mid-Reach beach renourishment

USACE Jacksonville contractor establishes a staging area for the 2024 spring season renouishment of the Brevard Mid-Reach shore protection project March 3, 2024.

Brevard Co. Mid-Reach beach renourishment

Brevard Mid-Reach sand placement graphic

USACE Jacksonville District announces changes to the 2024 Brevard County beach renourishment project due to delays in equipment availability.
USACE will focus on renourishing the dunes along the Mid-Reach segment between South Patrick Shores and roughly the Indian Harbour Beach Club until the start of turtle nesting season on April 30, when all work on the beach must cease.
When renourishment begins again in November, the contractor will return to complete renourishing any remaining dunes and all templated berms in the Mid-Reach segment, as well as renourishment of the entire South Reach segment as originally planned. The berm generally refers to the area of the beach between the dunes and the water.
The change is being adopted to provide maximum coastal protection to the most critically eroded areas of the Mid-Reach before the start of the 2024 hurricane season given the limited time remaining to work on the beach.
This change has been coordinated with Brevard County, the project’s non-federal sponsor, to best meet the goal of the authorized project to provide coastal protection while in compliance with all relevant environmental and regulatory requirements.

David Ruderman

Release no. 24-013