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Regional Coastal Monitoring Data

About Regional Coastal Monitoring Data Files

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Topographic profiles are collected by Beaches Field Services (BFS) at FDEP reference monument locations,  The Range Monuments FAQ Document gives an overview of the reference monuments' locations and purpose. BFS conducts surveys annually in one quadrant of the state, except in beach nourishment areas that are monitored and surveyed by project sponsors in accordance with permit requirements using private surveying firms. Offshore bathymetric surveys are no longer conducted by the department, but historical surveys are available through the links below, and new surveys are obtained from the project sponsors of beach and inlet management activities. Also, aerial photography and LiDAR are obtained from other sources.

Note: All data should be collected and submitted in accordance with the Department's Physical Monitoring Standards.

Profile Survey Data

Beach and offshore profile data files collected by BFS surveyors or by private sector surveyors can be found at the Historic Shoreline Database web page.  The data is stored in the Profile Survey Data folder and many plot overlays can be found in the Click On Profiles folder.  Each zipped file’s horizontal and vertical datum is noted in the header, and the profile data provided on this site has been reviewed for quality control by FDEP staff. Also, the mean high water (MHW) positions relative to the  FDEP reference monuments are extracted from the beach profile surveys and this data can be found In the Mean High Water (MHW) files folder. For more information about profile survey data and MHW files, please e-mail Jeohusua Lugo or call 850-245-7587.

Range Monument Tabulation

Each zipped file contains range monument locations, elevation and azimuth information used to reference beach profile surveys. The locations are used as reference marks and do not necessarily correspond to physical monuments found in the field. All location information is provided in Florida State Plane NAD83/90 horizontal datum and NAVD1988 vertical datum (U.S. feet). For more information about range monuments, please e-mail Jeohusua Lugo or call 850-245-7587.

Range Monument Locations by Region

Region

Counties

Northeast

Nassau, Duval, Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia

Southeast

Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade

Northwest

Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin

Southwest

Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier

Control Monument Tabulation

Each text file contains a copy of the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) reference monuments that are on file in the county in which they are located. These control monuments are maintained by the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection – Beaches Field Services program. All current information is provided in Florida State Plane NAD83/90 horizontal datum and NAVD1988 vertical datum (U.S. feet). For information about supplemental control, please contact the appropriate person on the Staff Contacts page.

CCCL Reference Monuments by Region

Region

Counties

Northeast

Nassau, Duval, Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia

Southeast

Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade

Northwest

Escambia, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin

Southwest

Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier

Explanation of file extensions:

  • RTB - Range Monument Tabulation ASCII text file 
  • ATB - Control Tabulation ASCII text file

More About Beaches Data

Many of the survey monuments have been moved over time as a result of changed site conditions such as erosion or building construction. This is clearly indicated in the control headings in the profile data files. The reviewed version of the beach profile data is provided at the link above. A standardized horizontal and vertical reference system is employed to maintain consistency and commonality of the data for analytical purposes. This data is usually the version that coastal engineers and scientists performing coastal analyses will use. It should be noted there may be profile data that is not yet available in the Historic Shoreline Data set due to time lags in the review process.

For more information, see our Beach Field Services Staff Contacts page.


Disclaimer of Data

The survey data relative to any coastal construction control line (CCCL) legal description and map of record is for information purposes only. Official information must be obtained from the record plat filed in the office of the clerk of circuit court for the appropriate county.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection shall not be held liable for any use thereof of any aerial photo maps, beach and offshore profiles, historical shoreline data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other files contained herein or any computer software such as storm tide and dune erosion numerical models provided, accumulated, maintained or otherwise produced by the department.

The use of any original material forthcoming from the department in any reports or publications shall be given appropriately cited credit. This includes the citation of any pertinent department documentation or reports that may have a bearing on the use of such data.

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May 4, 2021 - 4:18pm

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