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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: DE-AL

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General / Periodic Nourishment

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY: Flood Control Act of 1968 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (P.L. 99‑662).

LOCATION: The project is located in Sussex County, Delaware, on the Atlantic Ocean at Indian River Inlet.

DESCRIPTION: This project is authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1968 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-662).  The plan of improvement consists of constructing a sand bypassing plant and operation of said plant for periodic nourishment of a feeder beach (approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand, annually) to nourish approximately 3,500 feet of feeder beach on the north side of the inlet and protect the Delaware Route 1 highway.  The nourishment is authorized until September 2021.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides for construction of a sand bypassing beach plant, and operation of the plant for periodic nourishment of a feeder beach.

NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 26 Oct 1988     

TARGET COMPLETION DATE:  Ongoing construction through 2021