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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. 

Most recently, USACE conducted periodic nourishment of the project between fall of 2022 and February 2023. The project is eligible for periodic nourishment in Fiscal Year 2025 pending funding.