Recent hurricanes and northeasters have severely eroded South Ponte Vedra Beach (SPV). The southern end of this dredge project will tie in with the northern end of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) project which just wrapped up its second nourishment in December 2023.
The proposed project sand placement volume is 610,000 cubic yards (about 22 cy/ft. on average).
The design calls for a dune with a crest width of 15 ft. and an elevation varying between 14 and 16.5 ft. NAVD alongshore, and a berm with a width varying between 30 and 40 ft. and an elevation varying between 10 and 12.5 ft. NAVD alongshore.
Sources of project funding include the State of Florida post-Ian/Nicole emergency grant and FEMA Category G. The County is pursuing FEMA Cat G funding and has already secured State funding to reconstruct the project.
The County has a joint coastal permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) (0340616-003-JC Attachment D) and a Department of Army permit from the USACE (SAJ-2018-00349 Attachment D).
An Erosion Control Line (ECL) has been established throughout the project area.
The County is in the process of procuring an Engineering firm for the project. The contract is expected to be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for approval in May 2024.
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