Town of Palm Beach, Beach Management Program Peer Review

Summary: Erickson Consulting Engineers, Inc. (ECE) was engaged by a consortium of approximately 2,600 property owners, to perform an independent peer review of the Town’s Beach Management Program. The Town’s 12.3 mile shoreline is separated into eight distinct reaches based on coastal characteristics and beach restoration needs.

Key Project Elements:

  • Perform an independent peer review of the Town’s Beach Management Program
  • Assess the Town’s FY 2012-2021 Budget for Beach Management
  • Review feasibility studies, design reports and permit documents by design consultants to the Town
  • Presentations to the Town’s Shore Protection Board
  • Perform storm erosion modeling (CCCLA)
  • Evaluate the storm protection provided by proposed beach restoration plans
  • Review sand sourcing design and compatibility assessments
  • Evaluate existing and proposed coastal structures
  • Evaluate post-project performance assessments
  • Assess the sand transfer bypassing plans
  • Recommend improvements to the Beach Management Program


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