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SAJ-2021-02476(SP-JLA)

USACE Jacksonville District, Regulatory Division
Published Jan. 3, 2024
Expiration date: 2/2/2024

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received an application for a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1344) as described below:

APPLICANT: Dolphin Point HOA
c/o Laura Traver
2936 Lakeshore Drive
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

WATERWAY AND LOCATION: The project would affect waters of the United States associated within Lake Worth Lagoon. The project site is located adjacent to 2936 Lakeshore Drive; 400 Wilma Circle and 410 Wilma Circle in Section 28, Township 42 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County, FL.

Directions to the site are as follows: From 4400 PGA Blvd, travel East on PGA Blvd for 2.8 miles. Turn right onto US-1. In 3.6 miles, turn left onto Silver Beach Road. In 500-feet, turn right onto Lakeshore Drive. In 0.4 miles the destination will be on the left.

APPROXIMATE CENTRAL COORDINATES: Latitude 26.786658 N°
Longitude -80.050289 W°

PROJECT PURPOSE:

Basic: Provide shoreline stabilization and a wave break to prevent further damage to an existing seawall.

Overall: To provide shoreline stabilization for three multi-family condominiums in Palm Beach County, Florida.

EXISTING CONDITIONS: The project site is located adjacent to a multifamily residence in the Lake Worth Lagoon located in Palm Beach County, which are tidal waters accessible to swimming sea turtles, smalltooth sawfish, manatees, and other aquatic organisms. A benthic resource survey conducted June 26, 2023, reported that seagrasses are present 6 to 8 feet waterward of the existing seawall. Areas contain 30% coverage of Halophila decipiens and Syringodium
filiforme in sections while other areas contain 10-15% coverage depending on the area. Also observed were multiple corals, sponges and lesser starlet corals right along the seawall, mostly growing on rip rap/concrete substrate along the bottom of the wall. The depths ranged from 1.5-feet at the start of the wall gradually going to 6-7’ at the end of the survey area’s east end. The proposed project would impact both seagrasses (approximately 6,800 square feet) and corals within the project footprint. The applicant has not yet provided a detailed quantification of proposed impacts for the project. The bottom consists of sand and minor areas of silt in the survey area. (See map below).

A prior benthic survey conducted in June 2021 listed five species of stony corals measuring greater than or equal to 5 centimeters (cm) that were prorogated along the existing seawall. The most dominant coral species observed was Siderastrea siderea followed by Oculina diffusa, Solenastrea bournoni, Solenastrea hyades, and Cladocora arbuscula.