Picture of the Day: Construction of Berm System

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently awarded a $9.9-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a coastal and storm damage reduction project at Oakwood Beach, N.J. 

This project, which entails the construction of a 50-foot wide berm, or beach, is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The cost of construction will be shared between the federal government and the state on a 65/35 basis.

Following the initial construction, the project will be renourished periodically over a span of 50 years under the same spending formula.

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Dredging Today Staff