*** 27 MARCH 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 Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project. The DEA was posted on New York District’s web site on March 17, 2014, and interested parties had been given until April 2, 2014, to submit comments. The date is being extended to April 17, 2014. This change is being reflected in the information below.
*** 17 MARCH 2014 Update ***
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project and the opening of the window for the public to submit written comments regarding it.
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 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 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 an electronic copy of the Draft Environmental Assessment and submit written comments to, contact:
New York District Corps of Engineers
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
As noted above, the comment period has been extended and comments received by April 17, 2014 regarding the DEA will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.
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.
For more information please read the Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager.
*** Update Posted November 2012 ***
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