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North Shore of Long Island - Asharoken

Asharoken Beach Coastal Storm Damage Risk Reduction Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is conducting a feasibility study in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to evaluate potential coastal storm damage risk reduction measures for Asharoken Beach, North Shore of Long Island, New York. Existing conditions data has been collected for the study area, and preliminary risk reduction design alternative formulation and evaluation (no action, non-structural & structural alternatives) has occurred. The study team’s next step will be to determine and optimize a recommended risk reduction plan. Continued study progress is funding dependent. The study investigations, plan alternatives, and recommended plan will be presented in a future draft feasibility report. The draft feasibility report would be circulated to the public for review and comment.

Refer to the Fact Sheet for more information or contact the Project Manager.

Project Map 

Project Update

*** December 2015 Update- The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the Corps of Engineers Slide Presentation and Poster Boards as presented at the Asharoken Public Information Meeting held on 9 December 2015:

Formal Presentation

Poster Boards

*** December 2015 Update- The Public comment period for the Draft Feasibility Report for the North Shore of Long Island, Asharoken, Suffolk County, New York Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment has been extended until January 29, 2016.

Appendix F has been added to include pertinent correspondence and the draft public access plan.

November 25, 2015 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in partnership with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Feasibility Report for the North Shore of Long Island, Asharoken, Suffolk County, New York Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment. The public review and comment period will end on January 8, 2016.

To request a copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment and submit written comments to, contact:

 

Mr. Jason Shea

Project Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

Phone: (917) 790-8727

E-mail: Jason.a.shea@usace.army.mil

26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0090

 

Public Meetings

A public information meeting will be held on Dec. 9, 2015 at Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport, NY 11768 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM.

Study Reports

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the Draft Report, Environmental Assessment and associated documents for the North Shore of Long Island, Asharoken, Suffolk County, New York Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.

* Asharoken Coastal Storm Risk Management DRAFT Feasibility Report (~4MB)

Public Meetings

June 30, 2015 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attended a Board of Trustees Work Session to provide a status update to Mayor Gregory Letica and the Board of Trustees 7 PM at the Northport Power Plant. Stephen Couch, Chief, Coastal Mgmt Branch presented information on the current status of the feasibility study. Download a copy of the presentation slides.

April 23, 2009 – The Village of Asharoken’s Mayor Patricia Irving coordinated a public meeting held at 7 PM at the Northport Middle School.  The New York District Team presented information on the feasibility study status and information on regulatory permits.

Ms. Chris Rasmussen, Project Engineer, provided a presentation on the Sediment Transport Analysis. Download a copy of the presentation slides.

Ms. Megan Jadrosich, Project Manager, provided a presentation on the Feasibility Study Status.  Download a copy of the presentation slides.

Study Reports

Copies of the North Shore of Long Island, Storm Damage Protection and Beach Erosion Control Reconnaissance Study (1995) are available in the reference collections at the Northport Library and Town of Oyster Bay Library.

The below reports were completed as part of the feasibility study and are available electronically for download: 

Final Sediment Transport Analysis (2004)

Long Island Sound, Asharoken Borrow Area Investigation, Final Finfish/Benthic Invertebrate Summary Report (2007)

Asharoken and Bayville Nearshore Investigation, Final 2005 Finfish, Invertebrate Infauna and Water Quality Summary Report (2005)

Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction at Asharoken, Suffolk County, New York, Environmental Scoping Document (2002)