US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

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

Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Risk Management

Published Nov. 26, 2012
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, 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. 

For previously (prior to Sandy—Harvey Cedars, Surf City & Brant Beach) completed project segments that were damaged by the Oct 2015 and Jan 2016 Nor’easters, a Project Information Report (PIR) and a PIR Addendum under the authority of PL 84-99 were completed which recommended repair and restoration of the project. The PIR & Addendum were ultimately approved by Corps HQUSACE. PL 84-99 funds were used for engineering and design, plans and specification & construction. Additionally, FY17 CG Supplemental funds of $16.8M were received. The FCCE funds were used for construction to minimum design template while to Supplemental CG funds were used to complete 2nd renourishment. The contract was awarded on 25 Sep 2017. Construction began in Apr 2018 & completed in Oct 2018.

The 3rd periodic nourishment cycle is scheduled for FY22 but is dependent of receipt of adequate funds

 

TIMELINE

Start

Complete

Comments

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

March 2012

Jun 2012

Brant Beach

FCCE Emergency (Sandy)       Apr 2013  Aug 2013  
Initial Construction    Apr 2015   Nov. 2016
FCCE/Periodic Nourishment     Summer 2018     October  2018  Surf City, Brant Bch, Har. Cedars

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2055 

PROJECT MANAGER: Keith Watson