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The public is invited to comment on the Army Corps of Engineers' Draft Report for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Study

MIAMI ( June 05, 2020 )

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, has released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Feasibility Management Study. Residents have until July 20 to comment and provide feedback to the Army Corps on the plan.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers' “Back Bay” Study is investigating solutions to reduce the damage and risks from flooding that comes from storm surges associated with hurricanes and tropical storms amplified by sea level rise. The study focuses on critical infrastructure and areas of the county that are vulnerable to coastal storms.

The public is invited to participate in a virtual online public meeting hosted by the Army Corps to learn more about the study and ask questions. Two identical virtual meetings will be held on June 9 from 5-7 p.m. and June 11 from 1-3 p.m. The Army Corps will also hold virtual office hours on June 10 from 1-2 p.m. and June 18 from 5-6 p.m.

To listen to the public meeting, call 877-336-1829, Access Code: 9556794, and Security Code: 1234. If the line is full, call 888-363-4749 Access Code: 5073286, Security Code: 1234. Audio will not be provided through Webex.

It is a top priority of the County to ensure that the community has the opportunity to provide feedback to the Army Corps on the proposed measures in their draft plan. The Army Corps is now taking public comment on the draft plan until July 20. Comments may be provided online, by email to: [email protected] or by mail to:

Ms. Justine Woodard
Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
Fort Norfolk, 803 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Only formal written comments will be taken into consideration by the Army Corps.

For more information or special assistance, contact Ms. Justine Woodward at 757- 201-7728 or [email protected].