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Flagler Beaches Persistent Erosion Problems

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Seawall plan stymied in Flagler Beach

A proposed $6 million seawall to shore up the dune line in Flagler Beach in an attempt to keep State Road A1A from falling into the ocean is now on hold.

A Florida Derpartment of Transportation spokesman told News 13 FDOT has decided to stand down and give Flagler County an opportunity to further study the erosion problem and come up with some sort of solution.
Sections of A1A are dangerously close to the edge of the dunes on which the road was built. A small steel seawall was built a few years back, but the sand covering the steel quickly washed away, leaving behind rusting steel.
A number of Flagler Beach residents, along with the city itself has tried to turn back the state. A planned May 19th public meeting to discuss the sea wall is still on the agenda at Flagler Beach City Hall.
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Holmberg: $10 million needed to save beach

Flagler Beach officials received a report this week outlining one possible way to fight shoreline erosion.


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Fastcar

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Re: Holmberg: $10 million needed to save beach

I'd favor the alternative. It has been used before and it works. Holmbergs deal is pretty much untested from what I've read.
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
Re: Provencher to Holmberg: 'Shame on you'

SHAME ON YOU Flagler Beach ! Once again you are showing incompetence in managing what should be a county asset Shame on you for spending $50,000.00 on a report from a manufacture who is making a sales pitch. If you want to fix the problem you have to understand coastal morphodynamics yourself. Not to say that his system would not work , I think that it might. But I suspect that we are paying the piper for the removal of inland material historically. Not just the canals and fill that Palm coast is built on but it seems that a lot of material was removed around the inter coastal at the Cement plant and I am unsure if any outlets have been blocked that would be allowing the natural flow of sand to the beach from inland as it is apparent that it does at Matnanzas inlet and other outflows from the mainland.

I can assess that the sand that is carried in the waves is not magically coming from thin air or the middle of the ocean It comes from further north on the shore and were pray tell is the sand that is being eroded going to ? Ormond and Daytona that's were.
We must trap the sand as it migrates from further north and preserve what is already here.

This system alone will not be enough. it will require some serious investments and sacrifices . First the beach side parking has to go and be replaced with vegetation to prevent further erosion.
Properties on the west side of 1A need to be evaluated and purchased to provide parking and over passes built for pedestrian traffic. perhaps they could even be elevated on a piers building a world class boardwalk and provide more parking underneath.

Then to really enhance the beach enjoyment and prevent further erosion thousands of palms and other sea spray tolerant plant material could be planted along existing dunes and the parking area that is on the east side of 1A now. It need not be 100% native plants. although native material should be allowed to grow were it will. Dump some organic material and sand over the riff raff that has been placed in the past and proactively encourage growth of canopy and robust root mats that will penetrate the riff raff.



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Flager County

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County Commission Workshop with Army Corps Canceled

Flagler County Commission s workshop, scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday March 4 with the Army Corps of Engineers, has been canceled.

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Passing on Holmberg, Flagler Beach seeks cooperation with county

Officials decided Thursday to discontinue its relationship with Dick Holmberg and to ask for a meeting with Flagler County to talk beach restoration.


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Passing on Holmberg, Flagler Beach seeks cooperation

Officials decided Thursday to discontinue its relationship with Dick Holmberg and to ask for a meeting with Flagler County to talk beach restoration.


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Flagler Live

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You cans say No to the ocean, but you can't just say No to every proposal

You can's say No to the ocean, but you can't just say No to every proposal to save the beach, either.


Between Flagler Beach and the County, a Clash of Visions Over How to Protect an Eroding Shoreline |.

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Flagler Beach and Flagler County may be heading toward a showdown over the fate of the eroding beach they have in common. Between now and then, the Flagler Beach City Commission itself may fracture on either side of an unresolved conflict between those opposed to protecting the beach by way of dredg...

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ROOT

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Staff member
Re: Tentative Army Corps plan revealed

the definition of insanity

What happens when you dig a trench in the sand in water.
 

Mamabear

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Re: Tentative Army Corps plan revealed

It seems like every time they fix some something they break something else.
 

Flager County

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Public Comment Sought For Shoreline Study

The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to review and comment on the draft Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Study.

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Town Crier

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US Army Corps of Engineers favors Flagler coast restoration

A few things are certain along the coast. The waves come and the waves go, and with each move, so do

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ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
Re: Flagler Beaches about to get sandier?

A proposed $6 million seawall to shore up the dune line in Flagler Beach in an attempt to keep State Road A1A from falling into the ocean is now on hold.

A Florida Derpartment of Transportation spokesman told News 13 FDOT has decided to stand down and give Flagler County an opportunity to further study the erosion problem and come up with some sort of solution.
Sections of A1A are dangerously close to the edge of the dunes on which the road was built. A small steel seawall was built a few years back, but the sand covering the steel quickly washed away, leaving behind rusting steel.
A number of Flagler Beach residents, along with the city itself has tried to turn back the state. A planned May 19th public meeting to discuss the sea wall is still on the agenda at Flagler Beach City Hall.
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The Army Corps can add 10 feet of sand to the area between 7th Street South and 28th Street South at an initial cost of $8.2 million.


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The Army Corps has proposed a $43,465,000 beach renourishment program.


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the price just keeps growing
 

Town Crier

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US Army Corps of Engineers favors Flagler coast restoration

A few things are certain along the coast. The waves come and the waves go, and with each move, so do

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Flager County

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Public Meeting On Army Corps Draft Beach Erosion Study

The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to informational meeting on the draft Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Study.

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Flager County

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Public Meeting On Army Corps Draft Beach Erosion Study

The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to informational meeting on the draft Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Study.

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CORRECTION: Beach renourishment plan would cover 2.6 miles

A story on page 1 of the Palm Coast Observer's Jan. 23 edition misstated the length of beach that would be renourished in the Army Corps of Engineers' tentatively selected plan.


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Army Corps of Engineers seeks feedback on sand plan

The Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center.


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Town Crier

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Public comment period for Flagler shoreline re-nourishment plan extended

The US Army Corps of Engineers wants to hear from you if you have questions or concerns about a shor

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Flager County

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Army Corps Extends Comment Deadline On Beach Study Draft

The Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for comments on the draft report on beach erosion in Flagler County to March 5.

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VietnamVet

Army Cracker
Re: I just read this on the FLagler Pier Website!

Or perhaps the beach can go the way of what happened on A1A just north of Marine Land? The road was moved back. Oh never mind, it is the occupied real estate that creates the need to renourish that which is lost to Mother Nature. But I do have questions as to why it was allowed to make changes so the sand would be washed away in the first place?

People do funny things for "perceived values"! In St. Augustine at the Vilano Beach area there is a place called Porpoise Point. It really is built up sand where people have built on it. Someone wanted to build some more "lower value" homes just east of the Doctor/Lawyer habitats and the prime argument from Porpoise Point was they did not think destroying the natural beauty of the beach was worth it. I think that goes to "The pot calling the kettle black" doesn't it?

In nature there are no problems. Nature does what it wants to do. The problem is humans. They try to beat nature at it's own game. We often lose the game. Anything human built is nice to have and we become mad when nature takes back it's right to do as it pleases. So I guess the moral to all this is be happy while you can? :clown:
 
County considers consultant for beach project

With a private consultant, the county could move forward with the design phase of the beach renourishment project before the Army Corps of Engineers finishes the study phase.


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County considers consultant for beach project

With a private consultant, the county could move forward with the design phase of the beach renourishment project before the Army Corps of Engineers finishes the study phase.


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Town Crier

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Flagler Beach using earmarked money for erosion plan

It's a $44 million project that's not supposed to begin for another three years. But a plan to make

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Flager County

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Beach Plan Gets Unanimous Approval From Federal Board

A contingent of Flagler County and State officials went to Washington DC and won approval for the Army Corps of Engineers plan to build up the dunes on the south side of Flagler Beach to save S.R. A1A and the homes and businesses along the road.
Flagler County Commissioner Barbara Revels, County Administrator Craig Coffey, County Engineer Faith Alkhatib, Flagler Beach City Manager Bruce Campbell and Alan Hyman, Director of Transportation Operations for Florida Department of Transportation District 5, all attended a meeting before the Civil Works Review Board in Washington, D.C. where they took part in the presentation before the Board. Following the presentation, the project was approved unanimously by the Civil Works Review Board.
“We are finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel,” Commissioner Barbara Revels said. “The vote today was a major step toward making beach restoration in Flagler County a reality. The representation by City, County and State officials at the meeting made a significant difference.”
The vote paves the way for final State and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review of the plan in September and completion of the Army Corps Chief Engineers Report in November. Design of the project will proceed immediately and is expected to take less than a year to complete. The construction project then must be approved by and funded by Congress before beach improvements can begin.
“Completing the study also has another advantage for Flagler County,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “If we have significant storm damage on the coastline in the future, the study provides a baseline for restoration and Federal assistance for any needed restoration.”
The plan calls for extending the dune profile from South 7th Street to South 28th Street (2.6 miles) in Flagler Beach 10 feet seaward and building up the profile of the beach. To build the dunes, sand will be dredged offshore and pumped on to the site. To help preserve the dunes native vegetation will be planted. Besides the specific beach section being improved, the project is expected to residually help adjoining beach areas as well.
Advance funding of the study, provided by Flagler County through the Tourist Development Council, made the completion of the study possible. It assisted in getting the study complete and allowed it to be ready for review by the Civil Works Review Board.
“Flagler Beach also deserves credit for their lobbying efforts over the years,” Coffey said. “They have helped break up several log jams in this process. We are also thankful to the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for their funding assistance with this study.”
“A project of this magnitude really takes a team approach,” County Engineer Faith Alkhatib said. “It takes local, state and federal officials working together.”

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Congressman Ron DeSantis

Congressman For the Crackercoast
DeSantis Asks Congress to Pass Water Infrastructure Bill

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) has joined 142 of his colleagues in sending a letter to House leadership asking them to immediately pass H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act. The full text of the letter can be found here.
H.R. 5303 authorizes twenty-eight Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project and a study analyzing potential stormwater retention and flood protection measures in Daytona Beach.
“Passing the Water Resources Development Act will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with necessary water infrastructure projects across the country and here in Florida,” DeSantis said. “Restoring dunes along the Flagler coastline will help increase protection against storm damage while authorizing the Daytona Beach study could pave the way for much-needed flood mitigation. I urge House Leadership to bring the Water Resources Development Act to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.”



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Congressman Ron DeSantis

Congressman For the Crackercoast
DeSantis: Water Resources Bill will Help Flagler, Daytona and the Everglades

Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) voted in favor of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, when it passed the House last night. DeSantis previously urged House Leadership to bring H.R. 5303 to the House Floor as soon as possible.
“Passing the Water Resources Development Act represents a win for water infrastructure in Florida and in the Sixth District,” DeSantis said. “Improving our ports and waterways will promote economic growth. The authorization for projects in Daytona Beach and along the Flagler coastline will help mitigate water and storm damage in these areas, and the Central Everglades Planning project is an important step in reducing the harmful discharges that have plagued both coasts.”
H.R. 5303 authorizes Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, including the Central Everglades Planning project and two projects within the Sixth District: the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project and a study analyzing potential stormwater retention and flood protection measures in Daytona Beach.


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WNDB

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Sen. Bill Nelson Visits Flagler To Talk About Beach Restoration & Repairs

Flagler Beach, FL – Senator Bill Nelson’s in Flagler Beach today discussing Congress’s approval of a bill that includes $31.6 million for a beach restoration project aimed at repairing damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Congress approved that legislation on Saturday, authorizing the US Army Corps of Engineers to start working on the project, which will […]

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Flagler Live

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U.S. Army Corps Set To Dredge Ponce Inlet Of Sand Left By Hurricane Matthew

New Smyrna Beach, FL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging in Ponce de Leon Inlet following large sand deposits from Hurricane Matthew. The dredging will begin on April 11 and the channel’s maintenance will allow for safer transport throughout the coming summer. The dredging will move about 130,000 cubic yards of […]

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Fastcar

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Re: In Boost To Flagler, Committee Approves Bills Including $50 Million a Year For Beach

If they think that dumping sand is the answer they'd be wrong. It all blew onto A1A and beyond. They tried that on a small section south of the water tower. Around 1:56 shows the sand. It was wind driven not water driven. 1:45 shows the result

 
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