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Fenwick Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: DE-AL

APPROPRIATION/PHASE: Construction General

BUSINESS LINE: Flood & Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY: Senate Committee Resolution, 23 June 1988. Project authorized for construction in WRDA 2000. 

LOCATION: Fenwick Island, Sussex County, is a coastal community located along the Atlantic shoreline just north of the Delaware-Maryland state border. Fenwick Island State Park borders it to the north. 

DESCRIPTION: The plan proposed in the final feasibility report for flood and coastal storm damage reduction at Fenwick Island is a 200-foot wide berm with an elevation of +7.7 feet NAVD, and a dune with an elevation of +17.7 feet NAVD over a total project length of 6,500 feet. The plan includes dune grass, dune fencing, and suitable advance beach fill and periodic nourishment every four years to ensure the integrity of the design.

TIMELINE

Start

Complete

Comments

Initial Construction

Sept 2004

Nov 2005

FCCE Emergency (Sandy)           July 2013  Aug 2013  

FCCE (Oct. 15/Jan. 16)

     Summer 2018

Expected Summer 2018 


PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides for hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction at Fenwick Island, with a berm and a dune, that includes dune grass, dune fencing, a beach fill, and periodic nourishment every four years.

SPONSOR: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 13 Sept 2004      

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2054