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Blind Pass is a relatively small inlet to Pine Island Sound located between Captiva and Sanibel Islands. The Blind Pass Project is designed to remove sand that deposits in the pass and place it on the beaches of Sanibel Island, as recommended in the Blind Pass Inlet Management Plan (1993). A feasibility study conducted for the City of Sanibel, Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) and Lee County in September 2003 recommended the project to provide a stable tidal connection between Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico for environmental reasons. A 2016 Inlet Management Study will evaluate options for long term management of the inlet and adjacent beaches.

Project History
 

Date Completed LOCATION ​Volume ​Construction TYPE
March 2001​Gulf​20,400​Mechanical
​December 2009​Gulf & Sound​148,000​Hydraulic reopening
​September 2012​Gulf​63,300​Hydraulic maintenance
​May 2013​​Sound​37,600​Hydraulic maintenance
Under Construction 2017Gulf & Sound​Estimated 120,000​Hydraulic maintenance

 
This project is a cooperative effort including Lee County, Captiva Erosion Prevention District, City of Sanibel and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Download the latest state funding application​ for additional project details.

Download the latest physical monitoring report.

 
For additional information, contact us via email or phone 239-533-8109.

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