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FACT SHEET - Sea Bright to Manasquan, NJ

Coastal Storm Risk Management and Erosion Control Project

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Jan. 13, 2022
Updated: April 20, 2022

DESCRIPTION: The project consists of 21 miles of shoreline from the Borough of Sea Bright to the Manasquan Inlet in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The project provides beach erosion control, protection of the shoreline of the the highly populated communities and infrastructure located along the Atlantic coast of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Storm damage reduction is provided by a 100 foot wide beach berm at a total elevation of +12 ft mean low water (MLW), +9.3 ft North Atlantic Vertical Datum (NAVD).  The project includes periodic nourishment on a 6-year cycle for a period of 50 years from the start of initial construction. The non-Federal sponsor for the project is the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), who is responsible for acquiring all lands, easements, and rights-of-way and providing 35% of the total costs of the project. The project area is divided into two sections: Section I - which extends for 12 miles from Sea Bright to Loch Arbour (formally Ocean Township), and Section II - which includes the 9 miles from Asbury Park to the Manasquan Inlet.

AUTHORIZATION:  River and Harbor Act of July 3, 1958, in accordance with House Document No.332, 85th Congress, second session, as modified by Section 854 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL99-662) and further modified by Section 4 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (PL100-676) and Section 102 (r) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (PL102-580).

STATUS: This project has been in the periodic renourishment phase since completion on initial construction. This project was initiated in 1994 and completed in 2001 (with the exception of Elberon, Deal, Allenhurst, and Loch Arbour).  The initial construction from Elberon to Loch Arbour was completed in December 2018. The most recent completed renourishment cycle, in Deal, Allenhurst and Loch Arbour, was completed in March 2022 with the placement of 912,000 cubic yards of material. The next renourishment is scheduled to begin in Fall 2022.  Placement locations to be determined based on topographic and bathymetric surveys. 



Mr. Jason Shea

Project Manager

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

Phone: (917) 790-8727, (917) 272-7286 (cell)

E-mail: Jason.a.shea@usace.army.mil

26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0090