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North Shore of Long Island - Asharoken

Asharoken Beach Coastal Storm Damage Risk Reduction Feasibility Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is conducting a feasibility study in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to evaluate potential coastal storm damage risk reduction measures for Asharoken Beach, North Shore of Long Island, New York.  Existing conditions data has been collected for the study area, and preliminary risk reduction design alternative formulation and evaluation (no action, non-structural & structural alternatives) has occurred.  The study team’s next step will be to determine and optimize a recommended risk reduction plan.  Continued study progress is funding dependent.  The study investigations, plan alternatives, and recommended plan will be presented in a future draft feasibility report.  The draft feasibility report would be circulated to the public for review and comment.

Refer to the Fact Sheet for more information or contact the Project Manager.

Project Map 

Public Meetings

April 23, 2009 – The Village of Asharoken’s Mayor Patricia Irving coordinated a public meeting held at 7 PM at the Northport Middle School.  The New York District Team presented information on the feasibility study status and information on regulatory permits.

Ms. Chris Rasmussen, Project Engineer, provided a presentation on the Sediment Transport Analysis. Download a copy of the presentation slides.

Ms. Megan Jadrosich, Project Manager, provided a presentation on the Feasibility Study Status.  Download a copy of the presentation slides.

Study Reports

Copies of the North Shore of Long Island, Storm Damage Protection and Beach Erosion Control Reconnaissance Study (1995) are available in the reference collections at the Northport Library and Town of Oyster Bay Library.

The below reports were completed as part of the feasibility study and are available electronically for download: 

Final Sediment Transport Analysis (2004)

Long Island Sound, Asharoken Borrow Area Investigation, Final Finfish/Benthic Invertebrate Summary Report (2007)

Asharoken and Bayville Nearshore Investigation, Final 2005 Finfish, Invertebrate Infauna and Water Quality Summary Report (2005)

Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction at Asharoken, Suffolk County, New York, Environmental Scoping Document (2002)