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Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet (Long Beach)

Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet
Long Beach Island, NY

The highly developed communities along the south shore of Long Island, NY, from Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, have experienced major flooding during storms. In 1960, Hurricane Donna forced 300 families to evacuate the area. If Donna occurred today, it would cost residents over $20 million in damages (1994 price levels). In October 2012, Super Storm Sandy severely damaged the area, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The proposed project would provide coastal storm damage risk reduction to the highly developed communities in this area.

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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with partnering agencies and governmental bodies, hosted a public information session in Long Beach Thursday evening, March 6, 2014 to share further details about the proposed Long Beach project and speak directly with interested members of the public looking for further information.

*** 14 FEB 2014 Update ***

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Draft Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report - Atlantic Coast of Long Island, Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, Long Beach Island, New York, Storm Damage Reduction Project (DHSLRR) as well as the Draft Environmental Assessment Atlantic Coast of Long Island, Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, Long Beach Island, New York, Storm Damage Reduction Project (DEA).

With the passage of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been given the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk reduction projects and studies in the Northeast.  As part of the planning and implementation process for the authorized Atlantic Coast of Long Island, Jones Inlet to East Rockaway Inlet, Long Beach Island, New York, Storm Damage Reduction Project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance. 

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:                                                      

Robert Smith
Project Biologist
New York District Corps of Engineers
Attn: CENAN-PL-E
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
(917) 790-8729
robert.j.smith@usace.army.mil

Comments received by March 31, 2014* regarding the DEA will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.

* Extended from March  21 to March 31 as per the February 25, 2014 update below.

*** 25 FEB 2014 Update ***

The following errata sheet has been posted below for the DHSLRR and DEA. To allow for review, the comment period has been extended to March 31, 2014 - Errata Sheet (~1MB)