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Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

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DESCRIPTION: The Borough of Union Beach, New Jersey, the project area is located in the northern portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey. It occupies an approximate 1.8 square mile area of land along the coast of Raritan Bay.  The area is located in low elevation regions with numerous small creeks providing drainage.  Low-lying residential and commercial structures in the area experience flooding caused by coastal storm inundation.  This problem has progressively worsened in recent years due to loss of protective beaches and increased urbanization in the area with structures susceptible to flooding from rainfall and coastal storm surges, erosion and wave attack, combined with restrictions to channel flow in the tidal creeks.  The area was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

AUTHORIZATION: The project was authorized for construction in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-114) on November 8, 2007. Subsequent funding and authorization is provided via P.L. 113-2, The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013.

STATUS:   The Project Partnership Agreement was executed by NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin and Colonel Thomas D. Asbery on January 3rd 2018.  Plans and specifications for Phase 1, the shoreline component, are in development.  Phase 1 consists of sand placement, terminal groins, dune crossovers and outfall extension.




Robert Vohden  

Project Manager 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

New York District

Phone: (917) 790-8093 


26 Federal Plaza 

New York, NY 10278-0090




Current as of January 2018