Sebastian News

Important Notice – North Jetty Closure and Storm Preparations

Per the emergency order issued by Governor DeSantis, FDEP officials and Sebastian Inlet State Park Rangers have CLOSED the North Jetty for public safety.  The North Jetty will be closed until further notice.  Check here or on the Sebastian Inlet District Facebook page for notifications.

In addition, Sebastian Inlet District officials are in the process of conducting pre-site surveys, in partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, of 2,000 feet of beaches to the North and South of the inlet for post-storm comparison, as needed.  The District’s submerged wave and weather gauge will collect data for analysis by FIT’s Coastal Engineering and Marine Sciences Department.  Surveys of all important infrastructure at the inlet are also being conducted in partnership with State Park officials.  The District has approximately 50,000 cubic yards of sand in its sand storage site, known as the Dredged Material Management Area (DMMA), from the dredging, sand bypass and beach renourishment, and channel maintenance project completed in June.  Those sand resources can be mobilized for emergency dune and beach repair as needed and in response to Hurricane Dorian’s impact in our area.