The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, said in their latest release that Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has signed the Chief’s Report for the Hashamomuck Cove, NY, Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
The project will help reduce coastal storm damages to residents who live along the Long Island Sound.
“The project is expected to also play a key role in protecting County Road 48 – a major transportation route used for hurricane evacuation, while also protecting critical infrastructure including nursing homes and hospitals,” said USACE.
The study was completed in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) using the Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding at 100% Federal expense.
The project calls for the construction of a beach berm using 220,000 cubic yards of sand, extending approximately 8,500 linear feet or 1.5 miles along the Long Island Sound to provide additional coastal storm risk management features to the residents of those communities. The scheme also calls for periodic nourishment to maintain the integrity of the design beach template over a 50 year project period to ensure it performs as designed.
According to USACE, the signed report certifies the coastal storm risk management report is technically and environmentally sound, as well as economically beneficial to the nation.
The next step will be the submission of the Chief’s Report to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, for clearance to be eligible for authorization and funding, followed by the planning, engineering, design phase and construction of the project, said USACE.