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Captiva Island Project Report

The project includes the periodic nourishment and monitoring of the Captiva Island segment of the federally authorized Lee County Shore Protection Project. The project area is located between Florida DEP reference monuments R-84 and R-109 and R-110 to R-118, excluding a 900 foot gap at R116 (Old Clam Pass). The shoreline is entirely within critically eroded areas as designated by the FDEP. The next nourishment is scheduled for FY2013/14 with the placement of 1.2 million cubic yards along the 6.4 mile shoreline. The sand source is located approximately 8 miles west of Captiva in the Gulf of Mexico. The source will be the same one used during the 2005/06 nourishment.