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Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, NJ

Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, NJ (Sea Bright to Manasquan)

The Sea Bright to Manasquan Project covers 21 miles of the New Jersey shoreline and is the largest beach nourishment project ever undertaken by the Corps of Engineers, and is the largest beachfill project, in terms of volume, in the world.

The highly populated communities along the New Jersey shoreline, from the Town of Sea Bright to the Manasquan Inlet in Monmouth County, continually experience serious beach erosion. In 1962, the Ash Wednesday Storm caused $56 million in damages (1992 price level).

For more information please email the Project Manager.

*** 26 MAR 2014 Update ***

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is hereby announcing a 15-day extension of the public comment period on the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy Limited Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Elberon to Loch Arbour reach of the Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Beach Erosion Control Project, Section I – Sea Bright to Ocean Township. The DEA was posted on New York District’s web site on February 24, 2014, and interested parties had been given until March 26, 2014, to submit comments. The date is being extended to April 10, 2014. This change is being reflected in the information below. 

*** 24 FEB 2014 Update ***

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) and Draft Statement of Conformity (DSOC) for the Elberon to Loch Arbour reach of the Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Beach Erosion Control Project, Section I – Sea Bright to Ocean Township and the opening of the window for the public to submit written comments regarding those documents.

With the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been given the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including the Elberon to Loch Arbour project, which was previously authorized as part of the larger Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet project but was not constructed. As part of the planning and implementation process for the authorized Elberon to Loch Arbour project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in putting together the recently completed Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (HSLRR).

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the DHSLRR, DEA and associated documents.

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

Howard Ruben 
Project Biologist
New York District Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENAN-PL-E
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
(917) 790-8723
Howard.Ruben@usace.army.mil

As noted above, the comment period has been extended and comments received by April 10, 2014 regarding the DEA will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.