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Title: Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment : Supplemental Sand Source for Sand Key Beach Renourishment, Pinellas County Beach Erosion Control Project, Pinellas County, Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Shore protection
Beach nourishment
Pinellas County (Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: Florida’s barrier island beaches need regular nourishment due to frequent storms and everyday waves and currents. Pinellas County protects the county’s barrier island beaches with the Pinellas County Beach Erosion Control Project. Sand is placed along the shorelines of Sand Key, Treasure Island, and Long Key to control shoreline erosion and provide storm protection. Numerous studies have demonstrated that wide beaches provide significantly more storm damage reduction than narrow beaches. Typically, the sand to nourish and renourish Sand Key has been obtained from the Egmont Channel Shoal borrow area. However, because of the shallow nearshore waters, barges from the Egmont Shoal borrow area have to travel nearly 22.5 miles along appropriate depth contours to reach the northern portion of Sand Key (CP&E 2009). The high cost of fuel has greatly increased the cost of renourishment of Sand Key using the Egmont Channel Shoal. Borrow Area L, a closer (approximately 12 miles offshore) borrow area in Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) waters, has been identified for use to renourish Sand Key. Previous documents (detailed in Section 1.9) have examined the environmental effects of the beach renourishment and pipeline corridors for this project. This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the use of this alternate borrow area, Borrow Area L.
Description: Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 261 pages78.69 Mb
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