A Feasibility Report Completed in September of
1999 recommended a 22 foot high dune with a 125
foot long berm at an elevation of 8 feet above the
water line to protect the island from wave and storm
damage. Approximately 11,000,000 cubic yards of
sand will be placed during the initial construction.
A periodic nourishment cycle will contribute an
additional 2,000,000 cubic yards every 7 years.
The Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection have signed a Project
Cooperation Agreement (PCA) outlining the scope
and costs for the project. The New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection and local municipalities
are currently coordinating local state-aid agreements
outlining the project requirements, including
costs, public access and real estate requirements.
Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection are also working on
the construction & access easements for the
placement of material in the project area. The
easements will grant access for construction
of the dune and berm features, and provide unobstructed
public access to beach.
Communities participating in the initial construction
Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Ship Bottom, Beach Haven
and Long Beach Township. Long Beach Township consists
of: Loveladies, North Beach, Brant Beach, Beach
Haven Crest, Brighton Beach, Peahala Park, Beach
Haven Park, Haven Beach, Beach Haven Terrace, Beach
Haven Gardens, Spray Beach, North Beach Haven, Beach
Haven Heights, Beach Haven Inlet and Holgate.