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7-Mile Island Coastal Storm Risk Management

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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ‑2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY:  WRDA 1999, Section 101(a)(26).

LOCATION:  The study area is a 12-mile portion of the New Jersey Coastline from Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet.

DESCRIPTION: The recommended plan for flood and coastal storm damage reduction includes: (1) 4.3 miles of beach fill with a berm width of 150-feet and a dune crest at +14.75 feet NAVD, with periodic nourishment at 3 year intervals; (2) 2.2 miles of seawall construction along the Townsends Inlet frontage of Avalon and the Hereford Inlet frontage of North Wildwood; (3) ecosystem restoration of approximately 116 acres of natural barrier island habitat at Stone Harbor Point including beach fill and dune construction. The restoration includes the planting of approximately 56 acres of bayberry and red cedar roosting habitat.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction, including a beach fill with a berm and dune, with a periodic nourishment at three year intervals.

SUMMARY OF CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY: 

TIMELINE

Start

Complete

Comments

Initial Construction

Jul 2002

Beachfill

Initial Construction

Jun 2009

Avalon & Hereford Seawalls

FCCE Repair (Nor’Ida November 2009)

    Apr 2011

      Dec 2011

Pumping completed in Jun 2011

FCCE Restoration (Hurricane Irene & Sandy)

    Dec 2012

     April 2014

Pumping completed in July 2013; Hereford Seawall repairs completed April 2014

2nd Periodic Nourishment Cycle/FCCE Repair Work

       2016

  Spring 2017

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 8 March 2002      

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2052

PROJECT MANAGER: Erik Rourke