USACE to Hold Meeting on Pinellas County Study

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting for the Pinellas County Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.

The meeting takes place Thursday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m., Pinellas Park, 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas Park, Fla. 33782.

USACE reported that the purpose of the scoping meeting is to present information about the study and solicit comments. The Pinellas County Beach Erosion Control project was authorized in 1966 for a 50-year period of federal participation from the time of initial construction. The Treasure Island, Long Key and Sand Key segments were constructed at different times, and their periods of participation expire in 2025, 2030, and 2043.

The Corps is studying opportunities for continued federal participation for these segments, and evaluating an array of structural and non-structural storm risk management measures that might be implemented.

Alternatives under consideration for the study include, but are not limited to, shoreline revetment, breakwaters, and sand placement as well as non-structural measures. Sand placement to extend the mean high water line seaward was the recommended plan previously authorized in 1966.

 

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