Sarasota News Leader

08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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THOSE SHIFTING SANDS Diagrams showing details about the changes in the Big Pass shoal were part of a study released in December 2012 regarding the Lido Beach renourishment project. The study was undertaken by the firms JALBTCX, Coastal Tech and Coastal Engineering Consultants Inc., along with the University of South Florida. Image courtesy of the City of Sarasota U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MODELS ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY LATE FALL IN AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE DREDGING OF BIG PASS AND GROIN CONSTRUCTION WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO RENOURISH AND STABILIZE LIDO BEACH By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing work on the design of the proposed Lido Beach renourishment project, including an examination of shoaling in Big Pass and plans for three proposed groins on the south end of Lido Key to help stabilize the beach, Alexandrea DavisShaw, engineer for the City of Sarasota, told The Sarasota News Leader this week. Sarasota County staff members provided the Corps several different modeling scenarios relative to Big Pass, she said. Corps officials

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