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Reach 2
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Program Details

Reach 2
Onondaga Avenue to El Mirasol
FDEP Range Monument R-78 TO R-90+400 (13,660 feet)

FDEP Designation
Critically Eroded

Current Action

  • Design and Permitting for Groin Rehabilitation (expected to get underway in April 2014).
  • Design and Permitting is ongoing for North Ocean Boulevard Seawall Replacement (across from Palm Beach Country Club).

2015 Townwide Physical Monitoring Report, dated January 2016

(R-78 to R-90+400)
Over this monitoring period, the Reach 2 shoreline advanced an average of 5.6 feet, though gains are only observed in the southern portion of the reach, from R-87 to R-90. These localized gains are directly attributable to direct sand placement associated with the Mid-Town nourishment project constructed during this monitoring period. The northern portions of the reach from R-78 to R-86 receded while the southern portion exhibited considerable construction related advance.

Volumetric losses are observed from R-78 through R-83 above MHW and in the nearshore (between MHW and the -13.1 foot contour). The area from R-83 to the southern limit of the reach experienced volumetric gains over the same segments of the profile. Losses were observed throughout the reach between the -13.1 foot and the -26.2 foot contours with the exception of R-79 to R-80 where small gains were observed.

Since 1990, the reach has exhibited a net shoreline advance of 47.9 feet though this gain primarily occurs within the northernmost portion of the reach, between R-78 and R-80. Overall, this reach has lost a net volume of -163,065 cubic yards since 1990 (net inclusive of material placed during this monitoring period). The central portion of Reach 2 exhibits the most significant net long-term loss of volume within the Town.

FDEP Strategic Beach Management Plan, June 2015 Update
Maintain the Town's restored projects through monitoring and nourishment using sand from offshore sources and upland sources; construct a feeder beach to reestablish littoral transport for Reach 2; and construct restoration projects in environmentally suited areas of Reach 5 and Reach 8. Comply with the Palm Beach Island Beach Management Agreement (BMA), 2013.

Comprehensive Coastal Management Plan, 1998 Update
Because of high erosion rates in Reach 2, supplemental sand placement must occur.

Reach 2 Related Shore Protection Board Recommended Actions, November 2009

  • Sand Transfer Plant, Phase II - Installation of a second discharge to be located in Reach 2, south of Reef Road.