Comment on the $4.6 billion storm surge plan for Miami - Action Alert!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a $4.6 billion investment to address storm surge risk in our region. This proposal, called the "Back Bay Study," combines a range of "grey" infrastructure options like seawalls and flood gates - but, largely leaves out nature-based solutions like mangrove restoration. You can read the full proposal HERE

There is still time to propose a different solution. You have until July 20, 2020, to submit your comments!  


Flooding in downtown Miami after a King Tide -- grey infrastructure, such as seawalls, are often made of concrete. (Source:

What to Say
  • This study presents an opportunity to invest billions into resilience-building for Miami. 
  • I am concerned that this proposal does not adequately consider routine flooding, environmental justice, or nature-based solutions like mangrove or coral reef restoration.
  • Add in any of these Talking Points to customize your comment! 
How to Submit Your Comment
You can make your public comment in the following ways:
  • Online by clicking HERE 
  • By email addressed to 
  • By mail sent to Ms. Justine Woodard, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Fort Norfolk, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.
  • Please also send your comments to the County Commission by emailing them to:,,,,,,,,,,,,
*Only formal written comments will be taken into consideration by the Army Corps.*

More Information

For more detailed information, please see below for Miami Waterkeeper's comments on the Back Bay Study.

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Comment on the $4.6 billion storm surge plan for Miami - Action Alert!
Comment on the $4.6 billion storm surge plan for Miami - Action Alert!
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