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Beach Management Program

​​​​​​​​​​​There are 24-miles of sandy beaches along the Broward County coastline that are enjoyed by South Florida residents and millions of visitors each year. Beaches support tourism and the local economy, protect property and upland infrastructure, and provide critical habitat for sea turtles, shore birds, and other marine wildlife. It is estimated that Broward beaches:

  • Attract more than 12.8 million visitors a year to the County
  • Contribute more than $6 billion annually to our local economy
  • Add $1.4 billion to County property values
  • Impact local government tax revenues by $29 million annually
  • Protect more than $4 billion in shorefront property, structures, and infrastructure
  • Provide a nesting habitat for thousands of leatherback, green, and loggerhead sea turtles annually

The County has actively managed its beaches for more than 50-years. The long-term management of the County's shoreline requires close partnership with State and Federal agencies, and consists of shore protection projects (beach nourishment), dune enhancement, and attention to regional sediment management.

Beach nourishment is a shore protection method that is implemented to retain and rebuild eroding beaches. It is the only shore protection method that adds sand to the coastal system, and it is currently the preferred method of shore protection. Beach-quality sand, from either an offshore borrow area or upland sand mine, is placed along the coastline to restore an eroding beach, ultimately widening the beach and advancing the shoreline seaward. Like any other major infrastructure, restored beaches must be maintained to stay healthy. Think of Broward County’s beaches like a road​, requiring periodic resurfacing, but with sand. To ensure that a nourished beach continues to provide protection from the effects of hurricanes and coastal storms, the project must be supplemented with additional quantities of sand, called beach maintenance or “re”-nourishment, as needed. Dunes may also be constructed, or restored, acting as a naturally protective buffer to protect the beach and upland communities.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


 

What’s Happening No​​​w?

In 2021, construction of the Segment II and Segment III Shore Protection Projects (beach nourishment) will be conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers contractors (100% Federal funding). Sand placement will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue through April 2022.

The scope of the Sand Bypass Project (100% non-Federal funding) is being reevaluated due to changes in Federal regulations​.


Questions regarding these projects can be directed to resilience@broward.org or follow​ us on Twitter @BrowardEnv.​


​Segment II - Broward County Shore Protection Project (updated 11/24/21)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded the Segment II Beach Renourishment construction contract​ to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC.  The project is estimated to place approximately 387,800 cubic yards of upland sand along the shoreline, with 100% cost share by the federal government.


Construction of a portion of the Segment II project was conducted in April 2021. The beach was nourished from approximately NE 7th Pl. (3,500 feet north of the Pompano Pier) to about SE 6th St. (3,000 feet south of the pier). Some sand was placed from SE 6th Street to 3500 S. Ocean Blvd., but due to permit issues sand was only placed above the mean high water (MHW) line which accounted for only about 10% of the volume to be placed. The permit issue has been resolved and work resumed in this area in November 2021 with the end of sea turtle season.


Plans, specifications, and bid details are available with the USACE Segment II Shore Protection Project bid announcement. Plans depict expectations of shoreline fill placement and potential construction access points.  Construction will occur on beaches for which property owners have granted construction easement and, where easement has been granted, sand placement will be within the full permitted design template, above and below MHW, or above MHW only, according to local beach sand needs and environmental concerns.  Where construction easement has not been granted, sand will only be placed below the erosion control line, which defines the boundary between State sovereign submerged lands and upland ownership.​

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​​​​How wide will t​​he beach b​​e​​​? ​


 

Planned Segment II Beach Widths.pdf 

Four longshore beach sections (reaches) have been delineated which will receive sand within the following boundaries:

  • Reach 1​: 
    • Full template construction, meaning sand will be placed on both the dry beach (above MHW) and in the water, from approximately 300 feet south of the Hillsboro Inlet south jetty to Florida Department of Environmental Protection reference (R) monument R-36 (near SE 6th St., Pompano Beach)
  • ​Reach 2: Full template construction - from approximately R-36 (near SE 6th St., Pompano Beach) to R-41 (near Terra Mar Drive, Pompano Beach)
  • Reach 3: Above MHW only - from approximately R-41 (near Terra Mar Drive, Pompano Beach) to R-51 (south of Anglin's Pier, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea)
  • Reach 4: Full template construction - from approximately R-51 (south of Anglin's Pier, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea) to R-72 (near Terramar St., Fort Lauderdale)
​​Construction schedule:​​​

Construction will be during daylight hours, basically 7 am - 6 pm. The current schedule calls for work to be conducted Monday through Friday; however, weekend work may occur if required to stay on schedule. No work is currently planned on major holidays i.e. Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Sand placement has been completed from approximately NE 7th St in Pompano down to 1350 S. Ocean Blvd and from Terra Mar Dr. down to Anglins Pier. The area between 1350 S. Ocean Dr. and Terra Mar Dr. is scheduled to be completed by mid-December. 

Construction will then begin south of Anglins Pier in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and continue south.   

Beach access:

Efforts will be made to allow for as much beach access to the public as safety allows; however, some stretches of the beach may require a complete closure to pedestrians for a period of time. Please do not cross any orange fencing.

Beach construction access and/or staging will be, at the discretionary needs of the construction vendor, from the following beach access points:

  • NE 16th St., Pompano Beach
  • NE 10th St., Pompano Beach
  • 1350 S Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach - Currently in use until approximately mid-December.
  • Washingtonia Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea - Not currently scheduled to be used.
  • Palm Ave., Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  • NE 30th St., Fort Lauderdale
  • NE 27th St. (Loggerhead Park), Fort Lauderdale
  • NE 18th St., Fort Lauderdale
  • Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


A PDF copy of a public outreach presentation from October 30, 2020 is available below, along with Segment II frequently asked questions (FAQs). A recording of the presentation can also be accessed here: Broward EPCRD Seg II Beach Presentation, 10/30/2020.

 

Seg II public webinar 10.30.20.pdf

Beach webinar FAQ_Seg II.pdf


Seg​ment III - Broward County Shore Protection Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded the Segment III Beach Renourishment construction contract to Continental Heavy Civil Corporation. Similar to the pending Segment II Project, this project is planned along the shorelines of Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, Dania, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beaches. The project is expected to place approximately 887,000 cubic yards of upland sand along the shoreline, with a 100% cost share by the federal government.  Where feasible, shore protective dunes may be placed as part of the project.  

Segment III SPP plans and specifications are available with the USACE Segment III Shore Protection Project bid announcement .  These plans depict expectations of shoreline fill placement and potential construction access points.  According to local beach sand needs and environmental concerns, construction of the permitted design template will occur within the following shore length boundaries:

  • Dr. Von Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park: from the Port Everglades south jetty to FDEP reference (R) monument R-92
  • Dania Beach/Hollywood Beach: from Dania Beach Pier to Hollywood Beach, Lee Street (R-108​)
  • Hollywood Beach/Hallandale Beach: from Hollywood Beach, Iris Terrace (R-119) to the south county line (R-128).
Construction schedule:​​​

Construction will be during daylight hours, basically 7 am - 6 pm. The current schedule calls for work to be conducted Monday through Friday; however, weekend work may occur if required to stay on schedule. No work is currently planned on major holidays i.e. Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

The contractor is stockpiling sand and materials and is expected to begin sand placement during the last week of November 2021. 

 
​​How wide will the beach be?


 

Planned Segment III Beach Widths.pdf

Construction is anticipated to begin on November 1, 2021 in Mizell-Johnson State Park and continue in the Park until the end of April 2022. No other work along the Segment III shoreline is expected during that time. Construction along the Dania Beach, Hollywood, and Hallandale portions is expected to begin on November 1, 2022 and continue through April 2023. A map of the active construction zone will be shared one week in advance.

Construction will only occur on upland beaches for which property owners have granted construction easement and, where construction easement has not been granted, sand will only be placed below the erosion control line, which defines the boundary between State sovereign submerged lands and upland ownership.

Beach construction access and/or staging will be, at the discretionary needs of the construction vendor, from the following beach access points:

  • Approximately location of R-99, Dania Beach Public Parking Lot
  • Cambridge Street, Dania Beach
  • Balboa Street, Hollywood Beach
  • Meade Street, Hollywood Beach
  • Bouganvill​a Terrace, Hollywood Beach
  • Magnolia Terrace (Keating Park), Hollywood Beach
  • South City Beach Park, Hallandale Beach

A PDF copy of a public outreach presentation from October 30, 2020 is available below, along with Segment III frequently asked questions (FAQs). A recording of the presentation can also be accessed here: Broward EPCRD Seg III FCCE Project Beach Presentation, 10/30/2020.


Seg III public webinar 10.30.20.pdf

Beach webinar FAQ_Seg III.pdf

SDRE_FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.pdf


 

Segment III - Port Everglades Sand Byp​ass

Staff has finalized the mitigation plan for the Port Everglades Sand Bypass project and received the final federal permit. Due to the size and complexity of the project, County staff are reevaluating​ the scope of the project which may result in individual components be contracted and completed separately. 

The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract for the south jetty rehabilitation on September 10, 2020. General details and timelines associated with the project were presented in association with Segment II and Segment III project presentation on October 30, 2020 - available above.  A procurement pre-solicitation, "Industry Day", meeting was held on November 4, 2020 in which project details were presented to industry stakeholders.  The presentation and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) from that meeting are available through the file attachments, below. An audio recording of that presentation is available here: Broward Sand Bypass Pre-solicitation Meeting, 11/04/2020.


 

Sand Bypass Industry Day.pdf ​

Beach webinar FAQ_Sand Bypass.pdf 


​​Segment II Mitigation Reef​

​​​In 2016, the Broward County Shore Protection Project – Segment II placed approximately 650,000 cubic yards of sand along Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Fort Lauderdale shorelines to restore the beach and dune. To mitigate for unavoidable impacts to nearshore hardbottom habitat associated with the sand placement, project permits (issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and United States Army Corps of Engineers) required the construction of 6.8 acres of nearshore mitigation reef directly offshore of the sand placement shoreline. Broward County has contracted with Resolve Equipment, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale to fabricate the mitigation reef units and build the reef in Broward County’s nearshore waters. 


The mitigation reef will be located approximately 1,500 feet offshore of the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in water depths just under 20 feet. It will be made of 4,114 individual concrete and limestone rock mitigation reef units specifically designed for the project.

Mitigation units are made of a concrete base and limestone boulders.

Deployment of the reef modules offshore of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea commenced in August 2021. Con​struction is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, but could extend into 2022.​ The intent of the mitigation reef is to mimic natural nearshore hardbottom habitat and encourage colonization of benthic organisms, corals, fish, sea turtles, and other marine life.

Deployment of the reef modules offshore of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
 

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Beach Renourishment
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