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The Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy is used to survey the surf zone during beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. in 2017.
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The Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City) project was first constructed in 1992 and has been periodically nourished over the years resulting in a wider beach. The project is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.
Initial construction of the the New Jersey Shore Protection, Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project was completed in 1992. The project undergoes periodic nourishment on a 3-year cycle.
Initial construction of the the New Jersey Shore Protection, Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project was completed in 1992. The project undergoes periodic nourishment on a 3-year cycle.
Initial construction of the the New Jersey Shore Protection, Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project was completed in 1992. The project undergoes periodic nourishment on a 3-year cycle.

Project Background and Status

The New Jersey Shore Protection, Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach, (Ocean City), NJ project consists of providing initial beach fill, with subsequent periodic nourishment, with a minimum berm width of 100 feet at an elevation of +8.0 National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). The beach fill extends from the Seaview Road Groin southwest to 34th Street where it meets the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project. This plan required the initial placement of approximately 6.2 million cubic yards of material and subsequent periodic nourishment of approximately 1.1 million cubic yards every 3 years. Initial construction was completed in 1992. The project has been nourished/repaired in subsequent years. 

The material for the initial construction and periodic nourishment is taken from the ebb shoal area located approximately 5,000 feet offshore of the Great Egg Harbor Inlet. This periodic dredging of the ebb shoal area helps alleviate the navigation difficulties in the inlet. 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the non-federal sponsor of the project. 

In September 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois to complete periodic nourishment of two projects in Cape May County, N.J: 

  • The Great Egg Harbor and Peck Beach (North Ocean City) project extends from the Seaview Road groin to 34th Street in Ocean City.
  • The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project extends from 34th Street in Ocean City to Townsends Inlet and includes southern Ocean City, Strathmere in Upper Township, and Sea Isle City.

For North Ocean City, work began in early July and was completed in early September 2020. 

Year

Activity

Oct. 1992

Phase 1 of Initial Construction

Mar. 1993

Phase 2 of Initial Construction

1993-2013

Periodic nourishments in subsequent years

May 2013

Periodic nourishment & FCCE Restoration (Sandy)

Dec. 2017

 Periodic nourishment

Sept. 2020

 Periodic nourishment

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