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CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Continuing Authorities / Design & Implementation

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Ecosystem Restoration w/ Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

AUTHORITY: This project was authorized by Section 204, Water Resources Development Act of 1992, as amended.   This authority provides for the use of dredged material from new or existing Federal projects to protect, restore, or create aquatic and ecologically related habitats, including wetlands. 

LOCATION:  The proposed restoration project is located within a dredged hole near the Atlantic City section of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJIWW).

DESCRIPTION: This 60-foot deep, anoxic dredged hole was historically excavated in the bay area located behind Atlantic City and adjacent to the NJIWW as a source of borrow material for nearby road and bridge construction. The Dredged Hole 34 Restoration Project involves partially filling the existing dredged hole with dredged material from NJIWW maintenance dredging to within 19 feet of the water surface and restore approximately 16 acres of fisheries habitat.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project is to partially fill the existing dredged hole with dredged material from NJIWW maintenance dredging to within 19 feet of the water surface and restore approximately 16 acres of fisheries habitat.

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Transportation.

PROJECT MANAGER: Dan Caprioli