DESCRIPTION: Project provides a 5-foot deep channel, 100-foot-wide from the 5-foot contour in Raritan Bay into Cheesequake Creek in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The navigation channel is approximately 1,600 feet long. The navigation channel in Raritan Bay is supported and protected by two parallel stone jetties on each side of the channel 200 feet apart.
AUTHORIZATION: Adopted by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1880.
COMMERCE: Although it does not have any commercial navigation transiting this asset, the channel supports 5 marinas with over 600 boat slips that use the inlet to access the Raritan Bay and open waters. United States Coast Guard also utilizes this waterway.
BACKGROUND: The channel was last maintenance dredged in September 2020. Approximately 9,500 cubic yards of sand/gravel was removed from the Federal navigation channel and placed at North American Aggregates located in Perth Amboy, NJ.
STATUS: During FY2023, funds will provide for commonly performed Operations & Maintenance (O&M) work including completing the design phase for a solicitation and award of an out year contract (award anticipated 2024). The production of an annual hydrographic condition survey, and publication of the Controlling Depth Report on the District’s website below, is also scheduled for FY2023. https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Controlling-Depth-Reports/
Asset / Project Manager
P: (917) 790-8636
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
District Area: NJ #6