Reach 8

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The Ambassador Hotel to La Bonne Vie

FDEP Range Monument T-125 to T-134 (10,690 feet)

FDEP Designation: Critically Eroded

Current Action

• South End Palm Beach (Reach 8) Beach Nourishment, Permitting Central Palm Beach County Comprehensive Erosion Control Project, Managed by Palm Beach County ERM, Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) awaiting Record of Decision from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


2018 Townwide Physical Monitoring Report, January 2019

Reach 8: (R-128+500 to R-134) 

Over the past year, Reach 8 exhibited a net shoreline recession of 2.6 feet. Shoreline losses occurred throughout most of the reach, apart from monuments R-130, which had a gain of 30.05 feet and R-133 which gained 1.33 feet. This reach exhibited a net volumetric loss of 84,743 CY over this monitoring period, with losses occurring primarily above MHW and within the nearshore. Gains were observed in the offshore portion, between the -13.1 and the -26.2-foot contour with measurable gains observed beyond the Depth of Closure (DOC) out to the -40-foot contour.

Since 1990, Reach 8 has exhibited a net average shoreline gain of 4.1 feet, with recession generally observed at the south end of the reach and accretion most prominent in the northern portions of the reach. Since 1990, the reach has exhibited a net loss of 51,432 CY (to the DOC).

FDEP Strategic Beach Management Plan, Southeast Atlantic Coast Region, May 2018

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 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

Beach Restoration - A small scale beach nourishment project in Reach 8.

STATUS: The Final EIS has been published.  The Town is awaiting issuance of the Record of Decision from the USACE.