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Title: Final Environmental Assessment : Beach Nourishment, Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project, Venice Beach, Sarasota County, Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Shore protection
Beach nourishment
Sarasota County (Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (USACE) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and to document project modifications since the initial Final Environmental Assessment was completed for the Beach Erosion Control Project Venice Beach, Sarasota, Florida, and the corresponding Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on June 4, 1992. The initial construction of this project was completed in May 1996, using approximately two million cubic yards of material from offshore shoals near Manasota Key, and the first periodic nourishment was completed in August 2005. A FONSI associated with the Final Environmental Assessment, Offshore Borrow Sites, Sarasota County Beach Erosion Control Project, Sarasota County, Venice Beach, Florida, was signed in February 2005 for the first periodic nourishment, which occurred in August 2005. Approximately 670,000 cubic yards of sand were placed on the beach from offshore borrow areas near Casey Key. The second periodic nourishment is proposed to occur in 2016 with placement of approximately 791,000 cy. Future nourishments are anticipated to be needed at ten year intervals and to require 1.620 million cubic yards of sand to maintain the authorized profile. The sand placement site for this project will take place in the same areas previously nourished in 1992 and 2005; however, the previously used borrow areas are no longer viable for use in future nourishment events. Borrow areas were identified for this project offshore of Venice Beach (see Figure 1), and this EA includes an assessment of the new borrow areas proposed for this project and includes updated information on the placement site.
Description: Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 240 pages/40.39 Mb
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