May 27 2020
2017 Periodic Nourishment
Dredge TEXAS off Ocean City, NJ
Nov 08 2020
Ocean City Beachfill Periodic Nourishment in 2017
Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy
The Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy is used to survey the surf zone during beachfill operations in Ocean City, N.J. in 2017.
Ocean City/Peck Beachfill Project
Ocean City After 2017 Periodic Nourishment
Dredge Works in Great Egg Harbor Inlet in 1990s
Ocean City Coastal Storm Risk Management
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.
Ocean City Before Initial Construction
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 Ocean City/Peck Beach Project
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:
For North Ocean City, work began in early July and was completed in early September 2020.
Phase 1 of Initial Construction
Phase 2 of Initial Construction
Periodic nourishments in subsequent years
Periodic nourishment & FCCE Restoration (Sandy)
USACE Philadelphia District
100 Penn Square E.
Philadelphia, PA 19107