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Coastal Storm Risk Management Program

The New Jersey Atlantic Ocean coastline extends from Sandy Hook to Cape May, New Jersey, covering a range of approximately 130 miles.  The New Jersey coastline from Manasquan Inlet south to Cape May Point lies within the boundaries of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District while from Manasquan Inlet north is under the jurisdiction of the New York District. 

Nine federally authorized coastal storm risk management projects have been constructed along the Philadelphia District’s New Jersey coastline (including Oakwood Beach located along the Delaware Bay coastline). The Philadelphia District oversees the entire coastline in the state of Delaware as well. The District has constructed six coastal storm risk management projects along the coastline of Delaware (including Broadkill Beach on the Delaware Bay coastline). These projects typically involve the construction of dune and berm systems and are designed and built to reduce the risk of storm damages to infrastructure. New Jersey and Delaware projects and their respective statuses are listed below. 

List of Projects and Statuses

New Jersey Projects

Design Details

Length

Construction Status

Nourishment Interval

Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (includes municipalities ofPoint Pleasant Beach; Bay Head; Mantoloking; Brick Township; Toms River Township; Lavallette; Seaside Heights; Seaside Park; and Berkeley Township)

Main section – dune built to elevation +22 feet with 75 foot berm

Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights – dune built to elevation +18 feet with 100 foot berm

14 miles

Initial construction ongoing; expected completion in 2019

4 years pending funding

Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet (Long Beach Island, NJ)

Dune built to elevation +22 feet with 125 foot berm

15 miles

Initial construction completed in 2016; Repair work to take place in three sections during Spring of 2018

7 years pending funding

Brigantine Island

Dune built to elevation +10 feet with 100 foot berm

1.8 miles

Initial construction completed in 2006; repair/nourishment completed in Spring of 2018

3 years pending funding

Absecon Island (includes municipalities of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport) (also includes Absecon Inlet Seawall)

Atlantic City - dune built to elevation + 14.75 feet with 100 foot berm

Ventnor, Margate, Longport – dune built to elevation 12.75 feet with 200 foot berm

8.1 miles

Beachfill initial construction completed in 2004 in Atlantic City and Ventnor; initial construction ongoing in Margate and Longport. Absecon Inlet seawall completed in Spring of 2018

3 years pending funding

Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Peck Beach (Ocean City N. of 34thSt)

100 foot berm

4.5 miles

Initial construction completed in 1992; repair/nourishment completed in 2017

3 years pending funding

Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet (Ocean City S. of 34thSt, Strathmere, Sea Isle City)

Ocean City – dune built to elevation +12.8 feet with 100 foot berm

Sea Isle, Strathmere - Dune built to elevation +14.8 feet with 50 foot berm

2.6 miles

Initial construction completed in 2016

3 years pending funding

Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet (Avalon & Stone Harbor; also includes seawall construction)

Dune built to elevation +14.75 feet with 150 foot berm

4.3 miles of beachfill; 2.2 miles of seawall)

Beachfill initial construction completed in 2002; seawalls completed in 2009; periodic nourishment/repair work completed in 2017

3 years pending funding

Hereford Inlet to Cape May Inlet (Wildwoods)

Dune built to elevation +16 feet with 75 foot berm

4.5 miles

Project is currently in the design phase

4 years pending funding

Cape May Inlet to Lower Township (Cape May City)

25-180 foot berm

3.5 miles

Initial construction completed in 1991; periodic nourishment scheduled for 2019

2 years pending funding

Lower Cape May Meadows – Cape May Point

Dune built to elevation + 16.7 feet with 20 + foot berm

2.5 miles

Initial construction completed in 2007; 3rd nourishment completed in 2017

4 years pending funding

Oakwood Beach (Salem County, NJ)

50 foot berm

1.8 miles

Initial construction completed in 2015

8 years pending funding

Delaware Projects

Design Details

Length

Construction Status

Nourishment Interval

Broadkill Beach 

Design includes 100 foot berm backed by a dune at elevation +16 feet. 

2.7 miles

Initial construction completed in 2016

5 years pending funding

Lewes-Roosevelt Inlet

Design includes a 100-foot berm backed by a dune at elevation +14

1400 feet at north/east end of Lewes

Initial construction completed in 2004. Nourishment/repair completed in 2017. 

6 years pending funding

Rehoboth & Dewey

Design includes 150-foot berm back by a dune at elevation +13.2 feet. 

2.5 miles

Initial construction completed in 2006. Periodic nourishment completed in 2016. 

3 years pending funding

Indian River Inlet Sand Bypass Operation  Purpose of project provides for  operation of the plant for periodic nourishment of a feeder beach.   .66 miles Approximately 100,000 cubic yards of sand bypassed on annual basis  N/A

Bethany & South Bethany

Design includes 150-foot berm back by a dune at elevation +16 feet.

2 miles

Initial construction completed in 2008. Periodic nourishment completed in the summer of 2018

3 years pending funding

Fenwick Island

Design includes 200-foot berm back by a dune at elevation +17.7 feet

1.2 miles

Initial construction completed in 2005; periodic nourishment completed in the summer of 2018

4 years pending funding

 Port Mahon  Beachfill and ecosystem restoration  1.4 miles  Project was authorized by Congress in 1999, but has not been constructed  7 years pending funding

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