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.