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FACT SHEET-Sandy Hook Bay at Leonardo Federal Channel New Jersey

Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance of Infrastructure and Stewardship

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Dec. 21, 2023

DESCRIPTION: The project provides for an entrance channel 8 feet deep, 150 feet wide, and approximately 2,500 feet long, from the minus 8-foot contour in Sandy Hook Bay to the entrance of the small boat harbor basin at Leonardo, Monmouth County, NJ.

AUTHORIZATION:  Rivers and Harbors Act 1945 (modified 1950).

COMMERCE: Provides safe navigation to recreational and commercial marine interests.

BACKGROUND: The last maintenance dredging cycle was performed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and approximately 38,000 cubic yards of dredging material was removed and placed in a local upland confined disposal facility.

STATUS: This navigation asset is currently in caretaker status.  Production of an annual hydrographic channel condition survey, and publication of a controlling depth report on the District’s website (https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Controlling-Depth-Reports/) is scheduled for FY2024. 


Alexander F. Gregory
Asset / Project Manager
P: (917) 790-8427
Email:  alexander.f.gregory@usace.army.mil
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
 26 Federal Plaza
 New York, NY 10278  

District Area: NJ # 6