Creating Safe Navigable Waterway in Little Egg Inlet

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The Coast Guard aids to navigation team successfully installed eight buoys in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, Monday, reports the USCG.

The buoys were originally removed by the Coast Guard on March 3, 2017, when shoaling reduced the depth of the inlet.

The Coast Guard, the state of New Jersey and the Army Corps of Engineers worked together over the past year to create a safe navigable waterway in Little Egg Inlet, which included dredging the shoaled areas and safely reestablishing the aids to navigation channel for boaters.

The Army Corps of Engineers is currently working with stakeholders to add Little Egg Inlet as a sand borrow site for future dredging and beachfill operations on Long Beach Island. The project’s purpose is to prevent loss of life and reduce damages to infrastructure and homes from future storms.

While the Army Corps was not directly involved with the recent dredging of Little Egg Inlet, we are encouraged by the success of the recently completed state project. We are committed to support both the Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which acts as our Non Federal Sponsor for the Long Beach Island Storm Damage reduction project,” said Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Keith Watson. “Little Egg Inlet represents the best available sustainable and resilient source of future sand for the project. We plan to use this additional sand borrow source for the critical southern end of Long Beach Island.”


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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

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