County State Parks, Florida
Shoreline condition studies were performed for
the Curry Hammock, Long Key, Bahia Honda and Ft. Zachary
Taylor State Parks within Monroe County. Coastal Systems
International, Inc. performed site visits at each of the
four parks to observe existing general conditions of the
beach/dune system, natural resources, structures, buildings,
and landscaping along the park shoreline. Problem areas
and potential projects were discussed with the park managers.
Coastal Systems also flew targeted aerial photography
of each park's project shoreline area.
Using data collected, Coastal Systems performed a preliminary
overview of the coastal processes at each park. Based
on the coastal engineering findings, alternative coastal
design recommendations for beach and shoreline improvements
along each park's shoreline were determined. The recommendations
provided estimates of the extent of the beach improvements
with general design information, estimated costs, and
permit feasibility. In addition, the information was entered
into a GIS to be used
a management tool.