Shoreline Buffer Project in Plymouth Waits on Permit

Shoreline Buffer Project in Plymouth Waits on Permit

Save Our Shores Association Trust is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the U.S. in conjunction with constructing a shoreline buffer project in Plymouth, Mass.

The Trust is proposing to perform work and place 37,494 square feet of fill below the high tide line of waters of the U.S. in order to install a series of low profile concrete-filled geotextile tubes perpendicular to the shoreline designed to encourage sand deposition along the beach to provide a natural shoreline buffer. The work is proposed in Cape Cod Bay at Monisa Kay Drive at Oak Bluff Circle in Plymouth.

The tubes are intended to create vortices necessary to abate wave energy and induce sediment desposition. An additional discharge includes the placement of 1,400 cubic yards of excavated material at the southern end of the system as nourishment to provide a sediment source to downdrift abutters while the system naturally fills to capacity.

The project is intended to provide shoreline protection to the properties located above the coastal bank which is eroding in this area.


Press Release, October 9, 2014