Public invited to comment on the Flagler County draft shoreline study

Published Jan. 16, 2014


Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to review and comment on the Flagler County, Fla., Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment. 

The open comment period starts tomorrow, Jan. 17, and ends Feb. 17.

The study team, consisting of federal, state and local agency officials, assessed the feasibility of providing federal hurricane and storm damage reduction measures to portions of Flagler County’s shoreline. Shoreline erosion there threatens oceanfront infrastructure, including National Scenic Highway SR A1A and both public and private structures. As the only north-south hurricane evacuation route for communities along the coastline, SR A1A is an integral part of the county’s infrastructure and is essential for public safety during evacuation events.

Opportunities to reduce the risk of coastal damages and improve conditions were examined and approximately 9.7 miles of coastline were investigated in the feasibility study. Other areas of the county’s 18-mile shoreline were found either to not have excessive erosion such that infrastructure was threatened, or that the benefits were not likely to outweigh the costs of implementing a solution.

The study team evaluated the feasibility of providing hurricane and storm damage reduction within the Marineland, Painters Hill, Beverly Beach, and Flagler Beach reaches of the Flagler County coastline. Alternatives considered included no action, non-structural measures (flood proofing, relocation, land acquisition, etc.), shore protection with hard structures (seawalls, revetments, groins, etc.), shore protection with soft structures (beach nourishment, geotubes, etc.), combinations, and others.

For more detailed information on the draft study and environmental assessment, please visit the Flagler Beach or Flagler County Main libraries or go online to Flagler County's main branch library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway, N.W., Palm Coast, and the Flagler Beach library is located at 315 South 7th Street.

People can send comments by email to or via mail to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, Attn: Kathleen McConnell (CESAJ-PD-EC), 701 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


Susan Jackson

Release no. 14-002