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USACE NY Hurricane Sandy Information Page

This page includes links and information regarding the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District's coastal storm risk reduction program in the area that was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Here people can find information about near-term coastal restoration work at beaches in New York and northern New Jersey, about ongoing coastal storm risk reduction studies and upcoming projects and many other things of interest.

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  • Near-Term Coastal Restoration: Click here to find out more about New York District's near-term restoration activities, i.e., placing sand back onto beaches previously engineered by the Corps of Engineers that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy
  • Coastal Storm Risk Management Projects and Studies: Click here to learn more about New York District's ongoing coastal storm risk reduction projects and studies in New York and in northern New Jersey
    • The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages missions in New Jersey south of Manasquan Inlet (as well as Delaware). Click here to visit their page regarding coastal storm risk reduction activities in their region
  • Congressional Reports: Click here to learn more about reports the Corps of Engineers is delivering to Congress as required by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (PL 113-2 or the Sandy Relief Bill)

Near-Term Coastal Restoration (FCCE)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is carrying out near-term coastal restoration work at previously completed coastal storm risk reduction projects throughout the northeast that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This involves the placement of millions of cubic yards of sand along beaches impacted by Hurricane Sandy in order to restore them. The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is carrying out that mission in the state of New York and in New Jersey north of Manasquan Inlet. Work south of Manasquan Inlet is managed by the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (click here for more about their coastal program).

Everything the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does must be tied to a statutory authority and the ongoing near-term coastal restoration work is generally the result of two statutory authorities, one previously existing and one that is new since Hurricane Sandy.

  • Through the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies Act, PL 84-99, the Corps of Engineers is authorized to repair previously constructed projects after a large event like Hurricane Sandy. Put simply, this pre-existing authority allows the Corps to return the project area to pre-storm conditions.
  • Through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (the Sandy Relief Bill, or PL 113-2), the Corps of Engineers is authorized to restore previously constructed projects severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This new authority allows the Corps to restore projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy to their original design profile, which often means placing a great deal more sand during the near-term coastal restoration efforts.

New York District is carrying out this near-term coastal restoration work at seven project areas in New York and New Jersey, with work covering dozens of miles of coastline. Click on a project/beach name to find out more specifically about the near-term coastal restoration work the Corps of Engineers is doing there:

New York - Approximately 7.77 million cubic yards of sand slated to be placed through this near-term coastal restoration work

  • West of Shinnecock Inlet- Near-Term Coastal Restoration Fact Sheet 
    • Click here to find out more about the ongoing Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study that this project is an interim spin-off from
  • Westhampton- Near-Term Coastal Restoration Fact Sheet 
    • Click here to find out more about the ongoing Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study that this project is an interim spin-off from

    New Jersey - Approximately 16.16 million cubic yards of sand slated to be placed throughout the state through this near-term coastal restoration work, including the two projects below managed by New York District as well as work further south in New Jersey being managed by the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers