Meeting set for the Ponte Vedra beachfill project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment for the St. Johns County, FL Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study (Ponte Vedra Beach).

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The purpose of this three-year study is to address coastal storm damages and effects from sea level rise for long-term community resilience over a 50-year period of analysis along the shores of Ponte Vedra Beach.

The draft report includes the tentatively selected plan consisting of periodic beach and dune nourishment along some 5.1 miles of shoreline in South Ponte Vedra Beach.

Initial construction is anticipated to require approximately 2.1 million cubic yards of sand placement. Planned future maintenance cycles are estimated to require approximately 660,000 cubic years of sand renourishment every 10 years.

The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) document is available for public review and comment for a 30-day period from April 17, 2023, to May 16, 2023.

Jacksonville District and its partner, St. Johns County, will organize a presentation and discussion of the Draft Report and Environmental Assessment for the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study May 11, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.