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The 83 miles of shoreline along the south shore of Long Island, NY, between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, has experienced serious erosion over the years, destroying resident homes. As a result of the 1938 hurricane, 45 lives were lost, 265 homes destroyed, eleven new inlets were formed, including the Shinnecock Inlet, and 20 square miles of the mainland were flooded. Under current conditions this would result in damages over $70,000,000.00.
The Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point study area generally extends from Fire Island Inlet easterly to Montauk Point along the Atlantic Coast of Suffolk County, spanning a distance of approximately 83 miles, comprising about 70 percent of the total ocean frontage of Long Island. Fire Island Inlet is located about 50 miles by water east of the Battery, New York City.
The study area considers reduction of storm damages to existing development along the shorelines of Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, and Shinnecock Bay, as well as existing development along the ocean coastline. As such, the study area encompasses the shorefront area, barrier islands, inlets, bay areas, mainland areas and suitable borrow areas, which could provide material for any beach restoration, along the south shore of Long Island from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point.
In order to ensure that the study area thoroughly investigates the potential positive and negative impacts associated with project alternatives the study area includes existing development on the mainland up to Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway and also considers the shorefront area, extending westward of Fire Island Inlet a distance of approximately 2 miles.
For more information please read the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Project Fact Sheet or email the Project Manager
**Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Project**
The following links are to downloadable PDF's for the GRR, EIS and associated documents for the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.
I. Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Draft Hurricane Sandy General Reevaluation Report (HSGRR)
Draft HSGRR Appendices
HSGRR Appendix A - Engineering Appendix
HSGRR Sub- Appendix A1 - Storm Surge Modeling and Stage-Frequency Relationships
HSGRR Sub-Appendix A2 - Storm Induced Beach Erosion Response Frequency Relationships
HSGRR Sub-Appendix A-3 - Tidal Inlet Investigations
HSGRR Sub-Appendix A-4 - Numerical Modeling of Breach Open at Old Inlet
HSGRR Appendix A1 - Plates Appendix
HSGRR Appendix B - Borrow Area Appendix
HSGRR Appendix C - Cost Appendix
HSGRR Appendix D - Benefits Appendix
HSGRR Appendix D1 - Recreation Benefits
HSGRR Appendix E - Plan Formulation Appendix
HSGRR Appendix F - Real Estate Plan
HSGRR Appendix G - Public Access Plan
HSGRR Appendix H - Land Use Appendix
HSGRR Appendix I - Monitoring Appendix
HSGRR Appendix J - OMRR&R Appendix
HSGRR Appendix K - Adaptive Management Plan
HSGRR Appendix L - Pertinent Correspondence
II. Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Draft EIS Appendices
Appendix A - Mapped New York State Freshwater Wetlands on the Barrier Islands and Mainland of the Study Area
Appendix B - Endangered Species Act Compliance
Appendix C - Lists of Wildlife Species Known or Likely to Occur in Study Area
Appendix D - Essential Fish Habitat
Appendix E - Programmatic Agreement
Appendix F - List of Districts on the Study Area Mainland and Components Determined to be Potentially Eligible for Listing on the NRHP
Appendix G - Coastal Zone Management and Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs
Appendix H - Background and Approach to Environmental Analysis
Appendix I - Merged Breach Response Protocols
Appendix J - Land and Development Management
Appendix K - FIMP Coastal Process Features
Appendix L - Borrow Area Reports and Project Plans
Appendix M - Draft Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report
Appendix N - Emissions Estimates
Appendix O - Pertinent Correspondence
Appendix P - Environmental Compliance
Appendix Q - 404(b) Evaluation
With the passage of Public Law 113-2, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been provided the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including the Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project. As part of the planning and implementation process, the New York District has studied short-term coastal storm risk management alternatives for the downtown Montauk area and updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in preparing the recently completed Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (DHSLRR) for the proposed Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project.
The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the DEA, DFONSI, DHSLRR and associated documents for the Downtown Montauk Stabilization Project.
With the passage of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, the Army Corps has been given the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk management projects and studies in the Northeast, including the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project, which had been previously proposed for construction but was never constructed. As part of the planning and implementation process for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance in putting together the recently approved Hurricane Sandy Limited Re-evaluation Report (HSLRR) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project.
The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the HSLRR, Environmental Assessment and associated documents.
Click here to download the entire Breach Contingency Plan in PDF form (20MB)
Click here to check out photos of the Breach Contingency Plan in action after Hurricane Sandy