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POINTED QUESTIONS A graphic shows the Erosion Control Line in red and the proposed locations for three groins on southern Lido Key. The southernmost groin appears to be on Sarasota County property. The area on the Gulf of Mexico side of the line is owned by the state. Photo by Rachel Hackney THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS EXPECTS TO RELEASE A STUDY IN EARLY 2014 SHOWING POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON SIESTA KEY OF THE PLANNED DREDGING OF BIG PASS TO RENOURISH LIDO KEY BEACH By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor A study the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to release in early February will show the expected impacts on Siesta Key of the planned Lido Beach Renourishment Project, including effects of three groins planned on the southern end of Lido, Corps representatives told about 100 people at a two-hour Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting on Dec. 5. Additionally, the Corps hopes to submit an application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in late January or early February to obtain the necessary state permits for the work, the project manager for the Corps, Milan A. Mora, said during the presentation and question-and-answer session.

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