Duval County Shore Protection Scheme Wraps Up

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The Duval County Shore Protection to restore critically eroded beaches and dunes to their original engineered design is now complete, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District reports. 

The project placed roughly 850,000 cubic yards of sand on about 8 miles of eroded beaches, including Jacksonville, Neptune and Atlantic beaches and the southern mile of Hanna Park.

The goal of engineered shore projects is to reduce risk and promote resilience in coastal communities.

Along with providing economic stability and opportunities, beach nourishment projects also have inherent benefits in restoring critical habitat for shorebird and marine turtle nesting.

This renourishment project included the full restoration of the engineer design and is 100 percent federally funded via the Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Act (Public Law 84-99) and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123).

“Between these two authorities, the total Federal funding allocation for the Corps’ Jacksonville District for hurricane recovery efforts so far exceeds $4 billion. Jacksonville District received a $3.348 billion allocation July 5 for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” USACE said.

This funding will go towards 14 studies and 19 projects that will help reduce flood risk to communities damaged by storm events.

The City of Jacksonville fully funded an additional $1.7 million to renourish portions of dunes from St. Johns County to Atlantic Beach and up to Hanna Park as part of the restoration project. Dune work included repairs to existing dunes, new construction of dunes, and vegetation repairs and planting.

 

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