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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

  • Date: 7/14/2020
  • Beach access closures: Garden Road, North Beach Road
  • Additional info: The Dredge Ohio has returned to Great Egg Harbor Inlet 
  • Sequence of work: Work is estimated to take place between early July and be completed in August 2020. The plan is to pump from a pipe landing near Morningside Rd south to 13th St first and then pump from Morningside Rd north to the Seaview Road groin.
  • Overview of work: Most of the work involves widening the beach. In Sea Isle City, the dune will be relocated (moved landward) from around 88th-93rd Streets.  It is hoped this will reduce dune erosion in the future. The contract involves dredging, pumping and placing approximately 1.45 million cubic yards of sand. During construction, our contractor closes no more than 1,000 consecutive feet of beach at a time for beachfill operations; this allows continued access for beachgoers by detouring no more than several blocks from any given point.  However, a second section of beach may need to be closed for dune relocation work if said work is necessary outside of the 1,000' section already closed for beachfill operations.

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 is expected to begin in June 2020. The plan is to pump from a pipe landing near Morningside Road south to 13th St first and then pump from Morningside Road north to the Seaview Road groin. The contract involves dredging, pumping and placing approximately 1.45 million cubic yards of sand.

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

6th Periodic nourishment & FCCE Restoration (Sandy)

Dec. 2017

 8th Periodic nourishment

Ongoing

 9th Periodic nourishment

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