Upcoming Early 2020 - Army Corps of Engineers Flood Control & Coastal Emergency Project
While this storm repair project will only affect the southern portion of the beach, the City is currently planning for the 6th Periodic Renourishment Project, which will address longer term sand needs throughout the City limits. Construction of the maintenance project is tentatively scheduled for winter 2020/2021, pending beach monitoring results.
WHERE IS THE PROJECT TAKING PLACE?
WHEN WILL THE PROJECT OCCUR?
HOW MUCH SAND WILL BE PLACED AS PART OF THIS PROJECT? HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO PREVIOUS PROJECTS?
WHERE DOES THE SAND COME FROM THAT IS PLACED ON THE BEACH?
WILL THE BEACH BE CLOSED DURING THIS PROJECT?
Portions of the beach will be closed during active construction that may restrict the public from traversing along the shoreline. Please abide by all safety fencing and do not enter the construction area.
WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT?
This beach nourishment management program is very much like a roadway or other such infrastructure, as in once it is built, it must be maintained. The work you see is maintenance that will help ensure continued use of a sandy beach and storm protection for the upland.
HOW DOES THE SAND GET TO THE BEACH?
WHO IS THE DREDGING CONTRACTOR?
Beach Nourishment PROGRAM
The City has one of the most successful beach maintenance and preservation programs in the United States.
The two most recent completed beach nourishment projects were constructed between January 2013 and May 2014.
The permits for beach nourishment require pre-sea turtle nesting season beach tilling to loosen the sand in anticipation of the nesting season.
Dune Management Program
The City maintains a thriving coastal beach and strand dune ecosystem. Coastal dunes serve a number of functions, including trapping