Reach 2

Reach2 Pic.jpgProgram Details 

Onondaga Avenue to El Mirasol

FDEP Range Monument R-78 TO R-90+400 (13,660 feet) 

FDEP Designation:  Critically Eroded

Current Action

  • The Beach Management Agreement (BMA) was signed in September 2013.  The BMA includes an expansion of the Mid-Town Beach Nourishment project taper into the southern portion of Reach 2.  Physical and Biological Monitoring efforts have continued.

2018 Town-wide Physical Monitoring Report, dated January 2019

(R-78 to R-90+400)

Over this morning period, the Reach 2 shoreline had an average recession of 13.6 feet. Both gains and losses occurred throughout the reach. In total, the reach lost a net volume of 34,938 CY. Volumetric losses were most prominent from R-78 through R-79 and R-85 to R-90 to the Depth of Closure (DOC). Losses of 159,630 CY were also observed beyond the DOC out to a depth of -40 feet.

Since 1990, the reach has exhibited a net shoreline advance of 35.6 feet, although this gain primarily occurs within the northernmost portion of the reach between R-78 and R-80. Overall, this reach has lost a net volume of 238,916 CY since 1990 though it is noted that this deficit is decreasing. Reach 2 exhibits the most significant net long-term loss of volume between R-86 and R-88.

FDEP Strategic Beach Management Plan, May 2018
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

Because of high erosion rates in Reach 2, supplemental sand placement must occur.

Reach 2 Related Shore Protection Board Recommended Actions, November 2009 

  • Sand Transfer Plant, Phase II - Installation of a second discharge to be located in Reach 2, south of Reef Road.