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Coastal Storm Risk Management and Erosion Control Project

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DESCRIPTION: The project consists of 21 miles of shoreline from the Township of Sea Bright to the Manasquan Inlet in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The beach erosion control project provides beach erosion control protection of the shoreline that protects the highly populated communities and infrastructure located along this area of the New Jersey shoreline.  Storm damage reduction is provided by constructing 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 of the restored beaches 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, 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 Ocean Township, and Section II - which includes the 9 miles from Asbury Park south 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 original completion. The initial construction of this project was initiated in 1994 and completed (with the exception of Elberon, Deal, Allenhurst, and Loch Arbour) in 2001.  Since this time, Federal funding has been available for 4 limited renourishment contracts in areas of Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright, Long Branch, and a small portion of Spring Lake.  Additional renourishment contracts will be awarded when Federal and non-Federal funding is available for the remaining duration of the authorization. After Hurricane Sandy, the beaches in the project area lost roughly 5 million cubic yards of sand. The Corps of Engineers has repaired and restored this project after Hurricane Sandy through the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies Act (Public Law 84-99) and the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2). The work entailed replacing the sand lost during the storm as well as restoring the project to its original design profile. This effort was done through four contracts and involved the placement of more than 8 million cubic yards of sand. This repair and restore effort is 100 percent federally funded and was completed in the Summer of 2014The initial construction of the beach project in Elberon, Deal, Allenhurst, and Loch Arbour was completed in December 2016 at 100 percent Federal cost with funds appropriated under Public 113-2.  Remaining outfall pipe extension work is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2018. 



Mr. Jason Shea

Project Manager

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

Phone: (917) 790-8727


26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278-0090




Current as of February 2018