Corps Unveils Fire Island Inlet Dredging Plan (USA)
The New York District Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform emergency maintenance dredging and beach nourishment for the Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet, New York Beach Erosion Control and Navigation project.
The work consists of dredging of the Federal Navigation channel and deposition basin at Fire Island Inlet Federal Navigation Project with subsequent placement of the dredged material as nourishment along the designated feeder beach (Gilgo Beach, Suffolk County, New York).
The proposed maintenance dredging and beach nourishment work would involve a Basic Schedule that requires dredging and placement of approximately 1,200,000 cubic yards of material at Gilgo Beach.
The project is scheduled to be dredged to a depth of 14 feet plus 2 feet allowable over-depth or deeper based on the availability of material.
The material dredged from the Fire Island Inlet will be placed along the Gilgo Beach shoreline, approximately 12,000 to 28,000 feet west of the inlet.
The proposed work can be performed by either a pipeline or hopper dredge with pump-out capacity and an ability to withstand open ocean conditions.
Press Release, January 28, 2013