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FACT SHEET-Jones Inlet, New York - Federal Navigation Channel

Maintenance of Infrastructure and Stewardship

Published Aug. 1, 2018


DESCRIPTION: An east jetty and a channel 12 feet deep and 250 feet wide, from that depth in the ocean through the inlet to the Loop Causeway Bridge over Long Creek.  The length of the section included in the project is 2.3 miles.


AUTHORIZATION:  The federal navigation project for Jones Inlet, NY was authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1945, 77th Congress, 1st Session, Document No. 409.


COMMERCE:  This channel supports USCG Station Jones Beach and is a homeport to 10 commercial fishing vessels, 19 commercially operated charter fishing vessels and 3 marinas by providing safe navigation from the Atlantic Ocean to the inner channels of the Middle Bay.  Fish landings total over 2 million pounds annually. USCG Station Jones Beach is one of the top 25 busiest USCG Search and Rescue stations.


STATUS: In February 2014 approximately 665,000 cubic yards of sand dredged material was removed to restore the navigation channel to full dimensions. The dredged sand was placed as beneficial use of material on the down drift Point Lookout shoreline. The beach placement is cost shared with NY State.  In December 2015, the inlet’s rock jetty was repaired. 


CONTACT:    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: NY #4





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