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New Jersey Shore Protection, Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet, (Long Beach Island, NJ)

Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Risk Management

USACE Philadelphia District
Published July 26, 2021
The Dredges Liberty Island (front), Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, transit offshore to dredge sand and pump it onto Long Beach Island, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of a larger effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island (front), Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, transit offshore to dredge sand and pump it onto Long Beach Island, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of a larger effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island (front), Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, transit offshore to dredge sand and pump it onto Long Beach Island, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of a larger effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island (front), Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, transit offshore to dredge sand and pump it onto Long Beach Island, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of a larger effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction with a beachfill and dune along the oceanfront of Long Beach Island, NJ.

The Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction with a beachfill and dune along the oceanfront of Long Beach Island, NJ.

A Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) surveys the surf area of Brant Beach, NJ during a restoration project in June of 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management project on Long Beach Island.

A Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) surveys the surf area of Brant Beach, NJ during a restoration project in June of 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is working to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management project on Long Beach Island.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumps sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort to restore the Coastal Storm Risk Management project from damages associated with Hurricane Sandy.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District pumps sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort to restore the Coastal Storm Risk Management project from damages associated with Hurricane Sandy.

The Dredges Liberty Island, Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, pump sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island, Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, pump sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island, Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, pump sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

The Dredges Liberty Island, Dodge Island, Padre Island and Terrapin Island, of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, pump sand onto Brant Beach, NJ in June of 2013. The work is part of an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District to restore its Coastal Storm Risk Management projects.

An aerial photograph captures contractors completing the Brant Beach storm damage reduction project in 2012. The beachfill work is designed to reduce storm damages to the community and infrastructure.

An aerial photograph captures contractors completing the Brant Beach storm damage reduction project in 2012. The beachfill work is designed to reduce storm damages to the community and infrastructure.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY:  WRDA 2000, Section 101(a) (1).

LOCATION:  The study area is located along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey, extending approximately 20 miles from Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet.  The project area is commonly referred to as Long Beach Island.

DESCRIPTION: The project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction with a beachfill and dune along the oceanfront of Long Beach Island. The authorized project plan consists of a beachfill with a berm and dune along the oceanfront utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source continuously from the north end of Loveladies to the south end of Holgate. The project also includes periodic nourishment at 7 year intervals for a period of 50 years. 

PROJECT SUMMARY: The Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project was only partially completed when Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shore. The Army Corps completed the initial construction of the project at Surf City in 2006; Harvey Cedars in 2010; and Brant Beach between 31st and 57th Streets in Long Beach Township in 2012. The Army Corps repaired beaches in Surf City and Harvey Cedars in 2012 after Hurricane Irene, and fully restored the beaches within all three communities after Hurricane Sandy in 2013. The restoration and repair work was funded 100 percent through the Army Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies program.  On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to complete initial construction of the Long Beach Island project. Beachfill operations completed in November of 2016. 

Periodic nourishment is scheduled for FY22 but is dependent of receipt of adequate funds.

Year

Activity

2006-2007

Initial Construction of Surf City Segment

2009-2010

Initial Construction of Harvey Cedars Segment

2011

Emergency Repair (FCCE) for Surf City

2012

Initial Construction of Brant Beach Segment

2013

Emergency Repair (Sandy) for Brant Beach, Surf City, Harvey Cedars

2015-2016

Initial Construction of Rest of Project

2018

Repair/Nourishment of Surf City, Harvey Cedars & Brant Beach

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2055 

PROJECT MANAGER: Keith Watson