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Cape May Coastal Storm Risk Management

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ‑2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General (Continuing Construction, Periodic Nourishment)

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (with Mitigation of  Federal Navigation Project)

AUTHORITY:  Rivers and Harbor Act of 1907 (PL 168,) and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL 99-662).

LOCATION:  The project is located on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey, extending from the southwest jetty of Cape May Inlet to 3rd Ave. in Cape May City.  It includes the communities of the City of Cape May and Lower Township, and the US Coast Guard Training Center, all located in Cape May County.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction to the above-mentioned communities and USCG Training Center.  The project consists of initial beachfill (25 to 180-foot wide berm at elevation +8 feet NGVD) with periodic nourishment on a 2-year cycle, extension of 17 storm water outfalls, reconstruction of  7 groins and construction of two new groins, and a shoreline monitoring program for the project area.  Construction of a 2,560-foot rubble mound weir-breakwater is deferred pending demonstration of need.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction to the communities and USCG Training center.

PROJECT STATUS: The project was first constructed in 1991 and has been renourished numerous times over the years.

TIMELINE

START

COMPLETE

COMMENTS

Initial Construction

Jul 1991

8th Periodic Nourishment Cycle

Oct 2008

Mar 2009

Truckfill

9th Periodic Nourishment Cycle

Oct 2011

Jan 2012

FCCE Restoration (Sandy)          Nov 2013             Jan 2014   

10th Periodic Nourishment Cycle

2016

April 2017


SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: July 1991

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: Ongoing construction through 2039

PROJECT MANAGER:  Dwight Pakan