OCS Sand to Be Used for Wallops Island Reconstruction

Wallops Beach before Hurricane Sandy

The coastal restoration project at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia will begin this month, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

BOEM’s partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to restore the shoreline at Wallops Island, which was eroded by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, will use much of the 1 million cubic yards of Outer Continental Shelf sand that BOEM authorized in November 2013 to protect these coastal launch assets.

The three agencies signed an agreement last year, and since then, have made arrangements to start the project.

The project will provide material to restore more than 2 miles of beach and dunes that protect some of NASA’s most critical launch assets. In addition, the ecosystem restoration project will create new shorebird and sea turtle nesting habitat.

Dredging operations will take place at an offshore sand borrow area managed by BOEM about 14 miles east of Wallops Island. USACE’s Norfolk District, working with NASA, anticipates the project will take from two to three months to complete.

Press Release, July 11, 2014

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