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Title: Lee County, Florida, Shore Protection Project: Gasparilla Island Segment: Final Integrated Section 934 Report and Environmental Assessment; Appendix G: Environmental
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Shore protection
Beach nourishment
Gasparilla Island (Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: I.Project Description. a. )Location. The proposed project will be constructed on Gasparilla Island, Lee County, Florida. Lee County is located on the lower gulf coast of Florida, about 90 miles south of the entrance to Tampa Bay. The 44-mile Gulf coastline of the county consists of all, or part of, seven coastal barrier islands and several smaller islands separated from the mainland by shallow tidal lagoons. Gasparilla Island is bounded on the north by Gasparilla Pass and on the south by Boca Grande Channel. The Gulf shore of the island is about 6.5 miles in length. Natural ground elevations are generally less than ten feet above Mean Low Water (MLW). b) General Description. The presently authorized Gasparilla Island Segment of the Lee County Florida Shore Protection Project consists of maintaining approximately 2.8 miles of beach between Lee County, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) reference monument R-10.5 (R-11 plus a 1,200 foot long north extending taper) and R-24.5 (R-24 plus a 600 foot long south extending taper). Figure 1-1 within the main report] shows the project area and limits. Beach quality sand for this project will be dredged from an offshore borrow site. The design template consists of a 20 foot extension of the 1995 mean high water level baseline at elevation +5 feet (ft) above MLW (+3.75 ft-NAVD88); a foreshore slope of 1V:15H transitioning to a nearshore slope of 1V:25H from MLW extending out to the intersection with the existing profile. c.) Authority and Purpose. The Lee County, Florida, Beach Erosion Control Project, a single purpose project, was authorized under the provisions of Section 201 of the 1965 River and Harbor and Flood Control Act (PL 89-298) by Senate Resolution dated December 17, 1970, and House Resolution dated December 15, 1970. This authority was amended by Section 131 of the Water Resource Development Act of 1976 (PL 94-587). The project was modified by section 309 of WRDA 2000 to authorize the Secretary to carry out the authorized project in accordance with Section 206 of WRDA 1992, allowing for non-federal interests to design and construct the authorized project and allowing for reimbursement of the Federal share of the cost. The purpose of the proposed action is to reduce loss of public beach front to continuing erosional forces and to prevent or reduce periodic damages and potential risk to life, health, and property in the developed lands adjacent to the beach.
Description: Section 934 Report / Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 49 pages / 4.096 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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