US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Miami-Dade County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

Sewell ParkA feasibility study is required to seek a new 50-year authorization as Federal participation ends for the Miami Main segment in 2025 and the Sunny Isles segment in 2038.  The Study will evaluate coastal storm risk measures and structure implementation currently not authorized as part of the Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection (BEC&HP) project.  The Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project (BEC&HP) as originally authorized provided for the placement of beach fill along the 9.3-mile reach of shoreline extending from Bakers Haulover Inlet to Government Cut and along the 1.4-mile length of Haulover Beach Park located immediately north of Bakers Haulover Inlet. Work on the original project was completed in January 1982 at a total cost of approximately $48 million. The 2.4-mile length of the Sunny Isles segment was added to the project in 1985 under a separate authorization. Construction of Sunny Isles was completed in 1988. In addition, other project-related construction occurred such as modifications to the adjacent navigation jetties at Bakers Haulover Inlet and Government Cut, construction of a series of detached breakwaters at Sunny Isles, and shore-connected breakwaters at Miami Beach.

Supplemental funding will allow Jacksonville District to complete a three-year feasibility study that evaluates a new 50 year life and evaluation of measures for coastal storm risk management for the entire Dade County shoreline.

The Federal cost for this reevaluation is $3 million.


NEPA Scoping Meeting and Public Comment

"Scoping" is the step in the NEPA process when the public is invited to participate in identifying issues, alternatives, and potentially significant effects to be considered in the analysis. This helps the Corps identify and eliminate from detailed study issues that are not significant or that have been covered by prior environmental review.

Scoping Meeting

Members of the public and stakeholders are invited to learn more about the projects and provide input to both teams at the combined NEPA Public Scoping Meeting. The format of the meeting will be an open-house that will include informational poster boards and a presentation beginning at 4:30 p.m. The public can attend any time during the meeting hours (4 to 7 p.m.) and staff from both project teams will be available to answer questions and receive written comments from the public.

Combined NEPA Public Scoping Meeting
Miami-Dade County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study
4 to 7 p.m. December 5, 2018
Miami Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) Training Room
701 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL 33136
** The site has MetroRail access and public parking across the street from the meeting location.

Please Submit Scoping Comments by Wednesday, January 9, 2019

or by mail:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Carissa Agnese, Biologist

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received disaster funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding will go towards 13 studies and 22 projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events. The total Federal funding allocation for Jacksonville District recovery efforts so far exceeds $4 billion.