US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Delaware Coast from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island, Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach, DE

Rehoboth & Dewey Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project

Published Nov. 26, 2012
The Rehoboth and Dewey Coastal project was inititally constructed in 2006. The project is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The Rehoboth and Dewey Coastal project was inititally constructed in 2006. The project is designed to reduce damages from coastal storms.

The Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach project consists of a continuous beachfill from the northern end of Rehoboth Beach to the southern border of Dewey Beach, a distance of 13,500 linear feet.

The Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach project consists of a continuous beachfill from the northern end of Rehoboth Beach to the southern border of Dewey Beach, a distance of 13,500 linear feet.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: DE-AL

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

AUTHORITY: Senate Committee Resolution, 23 June 1988. Project authorized by Section 101 (b)(6) of WRDA 1996 and modified by Section 307 of WRDA 2000.

LOCATION: The project is located on the Atlantic coast of Delaware just north of the Delaware Seashore State Park.

DESCRIPTION: The plan proposed in the final feasibility report for the purpose of flood and coastal storm damage reduction at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach consists of one continuous project, from the northern end of Rehoboth Beach to the southern border of Dewey Beach, a distance of 13,500 linear feet. Along Rehoboth Beach, the plan provides for a 125-foot wide berm at elevation +7.2 feet NAVD and a dune at elevation +13.2 feet NAVD. At Dewey Beach, the project would transition to a 150-foot wide berm at elevation +7.2 feet NAVD and a dune at elevation +13.2 feet NAVD. The plan includes dune grass, dune fencing, and suitable advance beach fill and periodic nourishment every three years to ensure the integrity of the design. The Planning, Engineering and Design phase consisted of the completion of detailed plans and specifications for those features recommended in the feasibility report.

STATUS: The project was initially constructed in 2006 and has been repaired/renourished multiple times in subsequent years.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, with a berm, a dune for each beach, including dune grass, dune fencing, beach fill and periodic nourishment every three years.

SPONSOR: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 19 Dec 2003    

 

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2054

 

PROJECT MANAGER: Mike Hart