US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Toms River

Published Dec. 10, 2012
Toms River Project Index Map

Toms River Project Index Map

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-3, 4

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Operation & Maintenance, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Navigation

LOCATION:  Project is located on the Atlantic Coast at the boundary between Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.

DESCRIPTION: This project provides for a channel 12 feet deep and 100 feet wide, from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway channel at Barnegat Bay to the highway bridge over South Fork at Toms River, including a turning basin. The project also provides for channel 5 feet deep for the full width of the North Fork to the highway bridge. The channel is approximately 4.5 miles long.

COMMENTS: A safe navigation channel is critical to the operations of several commercial businesses in Toms River including the River Lady Riverboat Tours. A lack of funding in the regular budget prevents dredging and impacts commercial businesses that utilize the channel.

PROJECT GOALS:  The purpose of this project provides for a navigation channel from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway channel at Barnegat Bay to the highway bridge over South Fork.

PROJECT MANAGER: Monica A. Chasten