DESCRIPTION: The south shore of Long Island includes portions of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The shoreline includes a diversity of development, from urbanized areas to beaches, parklands, and roadways as well as many inlets, some of which are used for small boat navigation. It is subject to substantial overwash and erosion during coastal storms as well as suboptimal regional sediment management from inlets and ecosystem degradation. The Study will be focused primarily on reducing coastal storm and erosion risks to critical infrastructure, homes, and development as well as related purposes still being scoped with the non-Federal sponsor and its local sponsors/partners.
AUTHORIZATION: The study was most recently authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, Subtitle B, Section 8201(71): “Project for flood and coastal storm risk management, navigation, and ecosystem restoration, South Shore of Long Island, New York”. More limited scopes of a study were previously authorized by House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, resolutions passed in 1997 and 1996.
STATUS: The New York District executed a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement (FCSA) with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in May 2023 for a feasibility study to examine potential alternatives that will reduce the risk of damage to the shoreline as well as related purposes. Having received $3,200,000 appropriated by the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022, the FCSA confirms that the study will be completed at 100% Federal cost.
Mr. Nathanaal Wales
P: (917) 790-8731
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NY-1, NY-2, NY-4, NY-5