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Reach 8
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Program Details

Reach 8

The Ambassador Hotel to La Bonne Vie
FDEP Range Monument T-125 to T-134 (10,690 feet)

FDEP Designation
Critically Eroded

Current Action

• Dune Restoration Construction scheduled for winter 2014/2015 (with bid solicitation expected in April 2014); to be constructed concurrently with the next Mid-Town Beach Nourishment.

• Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) underway (Draft EIS expected in April 2014; Final Draft expected November/December 2014).


2016 Townwide Physical Monitoring Report, dated February 2017

Reach 8: (R-128+500 to R-134)

Over the past year, Reach 8 exhibited a net shoreline recession of -2.4 feet. Shoreline recession occurred throughout the reach with the exception of the northernmost monument (R-129). This reach exhibited a net volumetric gain of 117,507 cubic yards over this monitoring period with gains occurring everywhere except the southernmost portion of the reach (Between R-133 and R-134). Gains were most significant in the nearshore zones between M HW and a depth of 13.1 feet.

Since 1990, Reach 8 has exhibited a net average loss of -4.1 feet, though recession generally occurred at the north end of the reach and advancement was most prominent in the southern portions of the reach. Since 1990, the reach has exhibited a net gain of 105, 175 cubic yards (to a depth of -26.2 feet NAVD), This net gain is attributable to the significant gains which occurred over this monitoring period and are likely attributable to migration of material into the reach from the 2016 Phipps/Reach 7 Nourishment Project.



FDEP Strategic Beach Management Plan, June 2015 Update

Strategy: 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

Beach fill project, and the construction of a groin field within the last 2,000 feet of Reach 8.

Reach 8 Related Shore Protection Board Recommended Actions, November 2009

FEMA Dune/Beach Sand
To be conducted simultaneously with the FEMA project in Reaches 4 and 7, the Reach 8 beaches, south of the Lake Worth pier, will receive sand appreciable to the losses attributed from Tropical Storm Fay.