Tag: Coastal Storm Risk Management
  • Army Corps to host virtual public meetings Sept 20, 21 on New Jersey Back Bays Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting virtual public meetings on Sept 20 and 21 on the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. In August, USACE released a draft report for the study. The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. During the virtual public meetings, study team members will present a summary of the report findings and answer questions
  • Army Corps still accepting public comments on Cape May seawall draft report

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District is still accepting public and agency comments on a draft report that addresses the need for storm protection along a portion of the existing Cape May seawall in the vicinity of Wilmington and Beach Avenues.
  • Army Corps awards contract for Absecon Island beach nourishment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois for $23.8 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Absecon Island Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Atlantic County, N.J. The contract calls for placing approximately two million cubic yards of sand onto the beach in Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Margate City, and the borough of Longport.