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Reach 4
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Reach 4
VIA Bethesda TO 270 Feet South of Banyan Road
FDEP Range Monument R-95 TO R-102+300 (8,065 feet)

FDEP Designation

Critically Eroded

Current Action
  • 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

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

The management solution is the renourishment of the Mid-Town project. The Mid-Town groin field should be inspected and maintained to support to the beach fill project.

Reach 4 Related Shore Protection Board Recommended Actions, November 2009

FEMA Dune/Beach Sand - To be conducted simultaneously with the FEMA project in Reach 7, the Mid-Town beach (Clarke Avenue Beach to the south end of the Municipal Beach) will receive sand appreciable to the losses attributed from Tropical Storm Fay.

State Permit Issued. Pending receipt of Federal Permit. Contract for construction awarded. Construction expected to begin in December 2010.

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.