The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company continue with the beachfill construction project on Long Beach Island, NJ.
The two companies are building a dune and berm system that will reduce the risk of storm damages.
Long Beach Island is an 18-mile barrier island in southern Ocean County, New Jersey. The area regularly suffers damages from coastal storms, hurricanes and nor’easters.
The Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, also known as the Long Beach Island beachfill or beach nourishment program, is designed to reduce erosion and property damages associated with these events. It is a joint effort of the Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The project involves the construction of a dune with a top elevation 22 feet above sea level with a 300-400 foot wide berm, depending on the location of the beach on the island, at an elevation of 8 feet above sea level.
The Corps’ Philadelphia District has just published this beautiful photo of the beach nourishment project.