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Beach Nourishment

 

Palm Beach County has constructed or participated in at least 9 beach nourishment projects. This coastal management option provides storm protection to uplands by adding sand to the littoral system and reduces the need for coastal armoring. Potential environmental impacts are minimized by thorough geotechnical evaluation and careful delineation of a borrow area.

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The Alaska dredged nearly 783,000 cubic yards of offshore sand for the Ocean Ridge Shore Protection Project in 1998.

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Sand was transported from the dredge to the beach by floating and submerged pipe line.

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Thirty inch pipe discharged up to 60,000 cubic yards of sand per day onto the beach.

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Bull dozers moved and shaped the sand after it was pumped ashore.

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The finished project, 1.42 miles long and 200 ft. wide, improves recreational value, provides habitat for protected sea turtles, and protects coastal property from storm damage.

 

Current Highlights

 
  • Learn about Invasive Plants at Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension, Saturday October 25 [PDF]
  • See what changes are proposed for the PBC Wellfield Protection Zones [LINK]
  • Read the Fall Edition of Environmental Times [PDF]
  • Check out our new Palm Beach County Natural Areas Guide and plan your next visit [PDF]
  • Learn about natural beaches and wrack lines in this video from Audubon Florida [VIDEO]
  • Hot off the press and just in time for the New Year, the 2014 ERM Calendar [PDF]
  • Stay up to date on our projects with the Department's Monthly Status Reports. [LINK]