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Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Risk Management

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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 will provide 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 (LBT) to the south end of Holgate (LBT). 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, for $128 million to complete initial construction of the Long Beach Island project. Beachfill operations completed in November of 2016. The current construction was funded entirely by the federal government through the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (PL113-2), commonly known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. The project is eligible for continued periodic nourishment. 





Initial Construction

Oct 2006

Feb 2007

Surf City

Initial Construction

Sep 2009

Spring 2010

Harvey Cedars

MEC Phase III Response

Jan 2009

May 2009

Surf City

Emergency Rehab (FCCE)

Jun 2011

Dec 2011

Surf City

Initial Construction

Mar 2012

Jun 2012

Brant Beach

FCCE Emergency (Sandy)            Apr 2013           Aug 2013  
Initial Construction Completion          Apr 2015    Completed in November of 2016
FCCE/Periodic Nourishment     Summer 2018            Sept 2018  Surf City, Brant Beach and Harvey Cedars 

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)