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Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study

 

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The 83 miles of shoreline along the south shore of Long Island, NY, between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, has experienced serious erosion over the years, destroying resident homes. As a result of the 1938 hurricane, 45 lives were lost, 265 homes destroyed, eleven new inlets were formed, including the Shinnecock Inlet, and 20 square miles of the mainland were flooded. Under current conditions this would result in damages over $70,000,000.00.

 

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For more information please read the Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.

 

*** Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project ***

August 27, 2014 Update - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) with Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (DFONSI) for the proposed Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project and the opening of a 30-day review period (ending September 25, 2014), in which the public can submit written comments.

With the passage of Public Law 113-2, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been provided the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including the Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project. As part of the planning and implementation process, the New York District has studied short-term coastal storm risk management alternatives for the downtown Montauk area and updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in preparing the recently completed Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (DHSLRR) for the proposed Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project.

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the DEA, DFONSI, DHSLRR and associated documents for the Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project.

 

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*** Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project ***

October 21, 2014 Update - A Record of Environmental Consideration (REC) documenting coordination post issuance of the project's FONSI has been added and is available for download below. 

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 Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project, which had been previously proposed for construction but was never constructed. As part of the planning and implementation process for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in putting together the recently approved Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (HSLRR) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project.

 

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the HSLRR, Environmental Assessment and associated documents.

 

 

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*** Breach Contingency Plan ***

Click here to download the entire Breach Contingency Plan in PDF form (20MB)

Click here to check out photos of the Breach Contingency Plan in action after Hurricane Sandy