News Releases

Archive: October, 2018
  • Army Corps begins emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet with sand beneficially reused at Smith Point County Park Pavilion

    NEW YORK -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has begun emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet navigation channel to remove hazardous shoals, a shallow formation of sand that is a navigation or grounding hazard to U.S. Coast Guard and recreational vessels, following a series of Nor’easters from March 2018. These conditions have created a safety issue, making it difficult for U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue boats to respond to lifesaving missions within Moriches Bay or the Atlantic Ocean in this portion of the region.
  • Army Corps Announces Additional Public Meetings for NY&NJHAT Study – Extends Public Comment Period

    NEW YORK – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District in cooperation with non-federal sponsors, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces the extension of the public comment period and additional public meetings for the New York/New Jersey Harbors and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study. This coastal storm risk management study (CSRM) covers the New York & New Jersey Harbor and tidally affected tributaries encompassing all of New York City, the Hudson River to Troy, NY; the lower Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, and Raritan Rivers; and the Upper and Lower Bays of New York Harbor, Newark, Jamaica, Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays; the Kill Van Kull, Arthur Kill and East River tidal straits; and western Long Island Sound.