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

Federal Navigation Channel Maintenance of Infrastructure and Stewardship

Published Aug. 1, 2018

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: House Document Doc. 108, 81st Congress, 1st Session. Authorized and approved by Rivers and Harbors Act March 2, 1945 and May 17, 1950. 

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

STATUS: During FY2015, maintenance dredging was performed and approximately 38,000 cubic yards of dredged material was removed and placed in a local upland confined disposal facility.                     



Alexander F. Gregory, Project Manager,

(917) 790-8427


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

26 Federal Plaza            

New York, NY 10278        

District Area: NJ # 6  



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