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Title: Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet, Storm Damage Reduction Project, Cape May County, NJ : Environmental Assessment (EA)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District
Keywords: New Jersey
Shore protection
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District.
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to provide storm damage reduction for the communities of Ocean City, Upper Township (Strathmere and Whale Beach), and Sea Isle City located in Cape May County, NJ based on the vulnerability of these communities to significant economic damages to structures and properties due to storms. Severe storms in recent years have caused a reduction in the overall beach height and width along the study area. This exposes these communities to catastrophic damage from ocean flooding and wave attack in the absence of a long-term commitment of protection. Subsequent to USACE (2001), the project area has experienced several significant storm events most notably the Nor’Ida Storm of 2009, Hurricane Irene in 2011, and the devastating Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, which has caused severe economic damages in the region. Based on the vulnerability of this area, a Federal storm damage reduction project is needed that will provide a long-term commitment to these communities. In response to Hurricane Sandy, the project schedule for implementation is being expedited in accordance with P.L. 113-2: Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (FY 2013) for authorized Federal projects in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy that have not been constructed.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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