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USACE: Natural over structural for Collier County’s coasts

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The Norfolk District of the USACE calls for natural defenses rather than structural elements for improved resiliency and strengthened defenses in Collier County’s coast. To do this, they would need additional time and budget.

The original multi-billion Coastal Storm Risk Management Plan focused more on constructing wide beams and 12-foot dunes across 10 miles of shorelines. However, according to District Commander Brian Hallberg, these structural measures go against environmental compliances and leave out other stretches of coastline.

Will this new path get a nod? The USACE hopes so as all realities point out that this is the best path forward.

– Pam Nicholls, Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums

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