East Rockway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet (Rockaway Beach)
The Rockaway Beach shoreline has experienced a number of severe hurricanes and northeasters over the last 40 years. In 1960 Hurricane Donna caused $8,774,000 (1960 price level) in damages, including 6,000 homes and hundreds of commercial establishments and a 1962 storm inflicted $8,450,400 (1962 price level) in damages to the Rockaway Peninsula.
For more information please read the Atlantic Coast of New York City, East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet & Jamaica Bay, NY Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.
*** April 2015 Update ***
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the New York State Depoartment of Environmental Conservation, is hosting public information sessions this spring and summer to share information regarding the ongoing East Rockaway to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay Reformulation Study and gather feedback from the public.
Upcoming Meetings Scheduled:
June 24, 2015 (Third Meeting)
710 Hartman Lane, Far Rockaway (Challenge Prep Charter Academy)
6pm to 8pm
The meetings primarily consist of poster board sessions where the public will be able to view informational poster boards and interact directly with personnel that can discuss aspects of the ongoing study. The posters from those sessions can be downloaded in PDF form below.
Entire Poster Set - Posters 1-13 (~9MB)
East Rockaway Reformulation Study Formal Presentation 22 April 15 (~3MB)