Coastal Management

Renourishment project view from the sky

Since the mid 1980’s, the City of Boca Raton has been monitoring and maintaining the City’s over 4.75 miles of shoreline through the construction of beach nourishment projects, proper dune management practices, continuous dredging of the Boca Raton Inlet and land preservation. The City has conducted 8 beach renourishment projects, four emergency hurricane repair projects and 1 hurricane emergency dune repair project. Additionally, since 1972 when the City took over maintaining the Boca Raton Inlet, the City’s has dredged over 2.3 million cubic yards of sand from the interior of the Boca Raton Inlet.

Upcoming Projects

North Boca Raton Beach Restoration Project

In late 2018, the City of Boca Raton received a letter from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a Division of the Department of the Army, indicating that the City’s North Boca Raton Beach Project Area was eligible for Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) assistance due to the impacts caused by the passing of Hurricane Irma. The construction of the North Boca Raton Beach Project Area would replenish the material lost from the passing of Hurricane Irma, as well as material that had naturally eroded away since the construction of the 2014 project. The construction costs associated with this project are being fully funded by the USACE.

  • Project length: Approximately 1.45 miles
  • Quantity: Approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sand
  • Project location: Starting just North of Spanish River Boulevard and continuing south just before Red Reef Park. 
  • Project start date: Mobilization to the project site and dredging commencement is scheduled for late February to the middle of March 2020. Construction operations will occur on a 24/7 basis until project completion
  • Project completion: The construction project is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2020. 

For any questions, please contact Jennifer Bistyga, Coastal Program Director at coastalmgmt@myboca.us.

Renourishment tractor
Dredge boat in ocean
Renourishment pipe and equipment
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