The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, recently announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet Stabilization Project and the opening of the window for the public to submit written comments regarding it.
The proposed Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet project calls for the placement of roughly 7 million cubic yards of sand through three contracts to reinforce the existing dune and berm system along the island.
The selected design includes beachfill at Robert Moses State Park, the Fire Island Lighthouse Tract, all of the communities outside of Federal Tracts, and Smith Point County Park. Where feasible, dunes constructed as part of this project will be tied into existing natural dunes in Federal Tracts.
April 16, 2014