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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.

The Alaska
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 and Upcoming Events

 
  • Mosquito Control Update - Zika Virus
    While ERM's Mosquito Control Division is hard at work taking proactive steps to reducing mosquito populations learn how you can protect yourself and reduce your exposure to mosquitoe-borne diseases. [PDF]
  • Environmental Times Newsletter
    Read the latest edition Summer 2016 for highlights on ERM's latest projects, program updates, and upcoming events. [LINK]
  • Ana Cecilia, the county's newest artificial reef
    Check out some footage from above and below the water as the Ana Cecilia made her final journey to become a marine sanctuary and a lasting tribute to local community members missing and lost at sea.[LINK]
  • Algal Bloom Information and Reporting
    Visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's information and reporting web page regarding algal blooms in local waterways. In addition, algal blooms can be reported by telephone (855) 305-3903.[LINK]
  • Lake Worth Lagoon E-News
    Read the latest edition May 2016 for highlights on the Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge, restoration projects, LagoonFest and more. [LINK]
  • Scavenger Hunts
    Are available at several natural areas for youngsters to complete to receive their Natural Area Youth Explorer certificate. [PDF]
  • ERM's Status Reports
    Stay up to date on our projects with these monthly publications. [LINK]