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New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway
Completed in 1940, the existing New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway project provides for a channel through the inlet and outer bar, a channel extending in a northwesterly direction from the inlet gorge to the Oyster Creek channel and through the latter channel to deep water in the bay, and the maintenance of a channel 8 feet deep and 200 feet wide to connect Barnegat Light Harbor with the main inlet channel. In 1991, new design deficiency measures were constructed including: a new south jetty parallel to the existing north jetty, a navigation channel 300 feet wide to a depth of 10 feet below mean low water from the outer bar in the Atlantic Ocean to the north end of the existing sand dike in Barnegat Bay, and jetty sport fishing facilities on the new jetty.

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