AbstractThis paper will describe the history, planning, design, and construction of a new sand bypass project at Port Everglades Inlet in Broward County, Florida, USA. The sand bypass project will address one of the most significant remaining inlet sand management needs in Florida. The discussion will focus on the importance of the sand bypass project to the future sustainability of beaches in South Florida where beach nourishment sand from traditional sources has been depleted. The paper will also highlight the highly complex physical, environmental, and socio-political conditions that have guided the planning and implementation of the project.
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