Published Feb. 20, 2015
Expiration date: 3/10/2015

ACTIVITY:  The applicant proposes to perform maintenance dredging, by hydraulic method, within their existing yacht club basin as shown on the proposed plan to restore adequate water depth for mooring and navigation.  The applicant is applying for a 10-year maintenance dredging permit.  The applicant has been authorized in the past for the same activity under CENAP-OP-R-89-1524-15. The proposed dredging area constitutes the marina basin and a 30 foot wide by 250 foot long access channel to the Manasquan River (see attached project plans). The total area proposed to be authorized for dredging is approximately 1.31 acres.  The total amount of sediment to be removed is approximately 8,000 CY per dredging event.  The dredged sediment is proposed to be piped into an existing approved New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Confined Disposal Facility (CDF), known as Gull Island.  The applicant has concurrently submitted an application to the NJDEP for state approval, Permit No. 1308-08-0003.1. The transport piping will cross the Manasquan River from the Manasquan River Yacht Club en route to Gull Island. The sediment transport pipe will traverse the Manasquan River along the bottom of the channel, rising back to the surface once it reaches a safe distance away from the channel. The decant water generated from the dredging event will be held within the CDF for a minimum of a twenty four (24) hour period prior to discharge. All decant water shall be discharged into Wills Hole Thorofare by means of the CDF weir structure. Gull Island is located approximately 0.5 miles to the east of the Manasquan Yacht Club in the Manasquan River, Point Pleasant, Ocean County, New Jersey.