Fact Sheets

  • FACT SHEET - Sea Bright to Manasquan, NJ

    DESCRIPTION: The project consists of 21 miles of shoreline from the Borough of Sea Bright to the Manasquan Inlet in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The project provides beach erosion control, protection of the shoreline of the the highly populated communities and infrastructure located along the Atlantic coast of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Storm damage reduction is provided by a 100 foot wide beach berm at a total elevation of +12 ft mean low water (MLW), +9.3 ft North Atlantic Vertical Datum (NAVD). The project includes periodic nourishment on a 6-year cycle for a period of 50 years from the start of initial construction. The non-Federal sponsor for the project is the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), who is responsible for acquiring all lands, easements, and rights-of-way and providing 35% of the total costs of the project. The project area is divided into two sections: Section I - which extends for 12 miles from Sea Bright to Loch Arbour (formally Ocean Township), and Section II - which includes the 9 miles from Asbury Park to the Manasquan Inlet.
  • FACT SHEET-Passaic River Mainstem and Tributaries, NJ

    DESCRIPTION: Flooding has long been a problem in the Passaic River Basin. Since colonial times, floods have claimed lives and damaged property. The growth of residential and industrial development in recent years has multiplied the threat of serious damages and loss of life from flooding. More than 2.5 million people live in the basin (2000 census), and about 20,000 homes and places of business lie in the Passaic River floodplain. Since 1900, at least 26 lives have been lost in floods and the total loses are over $5.5 billion dollars. In addition to the flood damages that occur in over thirty-five municipalities in the basin, environmental damage from flooding has also occurred. Significant interruption to businesses and transportation has also resulted in hardship in the basin and region after each flood event.
  • FACT SHEET - Passaic River Tidal Protection Area, NJ

    DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, completed a study in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), recommending a coastal storm risk management project in and surrounding tidal portions of Newark, NJ, due to the Passaic River, New Jersey. A Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) for the study was executed between the USACE and NJDEP on October 28, 2014.
  • FACT SHEET - Joseph G. Minish Passaic River NJ Waterfront Park and Historic Area

    DESCRIPTION: The Joseph G. Minish Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area project is located along the west bank of the Passaic River between Bridge and Brill Streets in the City of Newark, New Jersey. This reach of the Passaic River is eroded, deteriorated and environmentally degraded due to past commercial and industrial use and flooding. The project design was comprised of three phases: Phase I is 6,000 feet of new bulkhead, 3,200 feet of restored riverbank and creation of wetlands, Phase II is the 9,200-foot waterfront walkway and Phase III is the park facilities, plazas, and landscaping. The city of Newark is pursuing a walkway, park and redevelopment area independently; therefore, Phase I is the only phase USACE will construct. The Non-Federal sponsors for Phase I is the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
  • FACT SHEET - New York/New Jersey Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study

    DESCRIPTION: This coastal storm risk management study (CSRM) covers the New York & New Jersey Harbor and tidally affected tributaries encompassing all of New York City, the Hudson River to Troy, NY; the lower Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, and Raritan Rivers; and the Upper and Lower Bays of New York Harbor, Newark, Jamaica, Raritan and Sandy Hook
  • New York and New Jersey Harbor Anchorages Project

    DESCRIPTION (PROJECT AREA AND PURPOSE): Currently, existing federal anchorages in the New York and New Jersey Harbor are insufficient in meeting the variety of functions (e.g., security and U.S. Coast Guard inspections, lightering, bunkering/refueling, waiting areas, and emergency “bailout” areas) they are used for as part of normal harbor operations, which reduces vessel safety and cargo transportation efficiency.
  • FACT SHEET-Mattituck Harbor, NY

    DESCRIPTION: This navigation asset is at tidal inlet located on the north shore of Long Island Sound, about 85 miles by water east of the Battery, New York City; and provides for a channel, 7 feet deep, 100 feet wide at the entrance and 80 feet wide thereafter, from the Long Island Sound, extending southward about 2 ¼ miles, to the Village of
  • FACT SHEET-Bronx River, New York

    DESCRIPTION: The project has been sampled and tested for possible future upland placement of the dredged material, subject to availability of funds.
  • FACT SHEET- Eastchester Creek, New York

    DESCRIPTION: Maintenance dredging of creek and upland placement of dredged material.