Water-Related News

Erosion near Blind Pass under review

The city of Sanibel is looking into options to address the continuing beach erosion being monitored adjacent to Sanibel-Captiva Road and the Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, near Blind Pass.

At a recent council meeting, City Councilman Jason Maughan requested a report on the situation, noting that residents had raised concerns. On Feb. 19, Natural Resources Director James Evans said a coastal engineering firm was hired to examine the area and he had just received its scope of work.

He explained that the scope of work will develop different options to address the erosion.

"Options like renourishment or additional stabilization of the shoreline," Evans said.

He noted that the city has erosional hot spots identified that it tracks with annual surveys.

Evans added that the erosion near Blind Pass has been ongoing issue.