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Reach 3
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Program Details

Reach 3
El Mirasol to Via Bethesda
FDEP Range Monument R-90+400 TO R-95 (5,800 feet)

FDEP Designation

Critically Eroded

Current Action

  • Design and Permitting of Seawall Rehabilitation along North Ocean Boulevard (between Wells Road and Sunrise Avenue) in Reach 3.
  • Beach Nourishment scheduled for winter 2014/2015 (with bid solicitation expected in April 2014).   
  • Design and Permitting for Groin Rehabilitation (expected to be underway in April 2014).

2015 Townwide Physical Monitoring Report, dated January 2016

Reaches 3 & 4 (R-90+400 to R-102+300)

This segment comprises both north and south segments of the Mid-Town Beach Renourishment project. Over this monitoring period this reach has exhibited a net shoreline gain of 49.6 feet. And a net volumetric gains of 812,075 cubic yards of sand, out to a depth of -26.2 feet. This gain is attributable to construction of the Mid-Town Renourishment Project which placed a net volume of 966,587 cubic yards primarily within these reaches (a portion of the project extended north into Reach 2). This reported volume accounts for the net excavation of 103,734 cy of sand which was removed from this reach during project construction for use as source material for dune construction in Reaches 7 and 8.

Since 1990, this shoreline segment has exhibited a net increase in volume of 1,311,099 cubic yards and an average advance in shoreline position of 92.0 feet due to direct sand placement. These significant gains are directly attributable to repeated renourishment efforts within this area.

FDEP Strategic Beach Management Plan, June 2015 Update

Strategy: Maintain the projects through monitoring and nourishment using sand from offshore sources.
Comprehensive Coastal Management Plan, 1998 Update
The management solution for Reach 3 is beach restoration to occur simultaneously with the renourishment of the Mid-Town project.

Reach 3 Related Shore Protection Board Recommended Actions, November 2009

Beach Nourishment Permitting - Assuming a seven-year interval for beach nourishment in Reach 3 and 4, the next nourishment should be scheduled for 2013. The permitting for the next beach project in Mid-Town is scheduled to begin in 2011.

Town Council appropriated funds in the FY 2011 budget to begin the permitting effort. A proposal for the work will be presented for SPB recommendation and Town Council approval early in 2011.

Groin Analysis
Following the Groin Assessment performed, a Town consultant is currently analyzing the functionality of the Town's groin system. A plan to prioritize rehabilitation will be developed for SPB consideration.