USA: Congressman Announces Start of Monmouth Beach Replenishment

Congressman Announces Start of Monmouth Beach Replenishment

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project in Monmouth Beach is now underway.

The $8.5 million allocated for this project was awarded as a result of a request by Congressman Pallone in order to protect the area from the devastating effects of storms like Hurricane Sandy. A Sea Bright portion of the project is also planned.

The Army Corps of Engineers will place sand north of where the most recent local re-nourishment work was completed. The Corps started the work north of the Monmouth Beach and Tennis Club and will then move north towards Sea Bright. Congressman Pallone requested the funding before Hurricane Sandy, and it was approved last year as part of fiscal year 2012’s appropriations legislation.

One month ago, when Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey we saw the clear value of flood mitigation projects like beach replenishment. In many instances, beach replenishment and sand dunes are the reason homes are still standing,” said Pallone. “While we can’t turn back the clock and better protect the areas of the Shore that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, projects like this will help protect our towns from future storm damage, so we can rebuild a stronger New Jersey.”

The Army Corps is pleased to be able to partner with the state of New Jersey to conduct this coastal storm risk reduction work, especially in light of the recent severe impacts throughout the region from Hurricane Sandy,” said New York District Commander Col. Paul Owen. “As an added bonus, this work should not only help to mitigate some of the impacts of future coastal storms but will also help provide the community improved recreation and lead to economic benefits as well.”

Following Sandy’s devastating impact on New Jersey, Congressman Pallone requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allocate emergency funding to the Army Corps of Engineers so they may address immediate needs of impacted homeowners and businesses, as well as repair breached dunes and damaged beaches to protect New Jersey’s coastal areas from future flooding. Congressman Pallone also requested additional Army Corps of Engineers funds in an emergency supplemental appropriations bill to pay for flood protection projects that have been authorized but not yet funded for construction.

Press Release, December 3, 2012

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Sep 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4

Port Development Week

Following the success of IQPC’s 3rd Marine and Coastal Engineering Summit that took place last year in Doha, we are organising the Port Development Week which will be taking place from 6-9 September 2015 in Doha.

Features and ‘what’s new’ for 2015:

  • Most notable for 2015 is the 4 focused streams incorporating Port Operations, Port Security, Port Planning & Expansion and Marine & Coastal Engineering
  • An exclusive line-up of the industry’s leading port decision-makers from the sector
  • An exclusive closed-door briefing of upcoming projects from Sohar Port which will be a great opportunity for suppliers and solution providers who wish to be shortlisted potential partners before their competitors
  • An exciting site visit to one of the largest regional ports that will open its operations soon

                              MORE INFO

read more >

Baltic Ports Conference 2015

The Baltic maritime market is currently facing a change caused by new market conditions…

read more >

KONECRANES HOSTS ITS SECOND HACKATHON EVENT IN FINLAND

Konecranes’ first Hackathon event, held at the beginning of February this year, was very successful and generated several valuable…

read more >

ECSA 55 Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines

ECSA 55 will focus on learning lessons from the past, discussing the current and forecasting for the future, spanning environmental…

read more >

Jobs>

Hydrographic Surveyor

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices....

apply

Senior Engineer

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices...

apply

Business Development Manager – South East Asia - Dredging & Marine Construction

As the Business Development Manager for the South East Asian Region, you will work closely with the board to implement the business development strategy...

apply