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Title: Delaware Bay Coastline, Delaware and New Jersey, Oakwood Beach, Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project, Salem County, NJ : Final 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: As presented in USACE, the purpose of this project is to provide hurricane and storm damage reduction for the next 50 years, for the community of Oakwood Beach in Elsinboro Township, Salem County, New Jersey, based on this bayfront community’s vulnerability to storm damages. Problems identified in the project area include 1) long term shoreline erosion as a result of natural forces; 2) storm damage vulnerability with potential for storm-induced erosion, inundation and wave attack exacerbated by long term erosion; and 3) shoreline erosion as a result of Federal navigation projects in the vicinity. Subsequent to USACE, the project area has experienced several significant storm events, most notably the Nor’Ida Storm of 2009, Hurricane Irene in 2011, and Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, which has caused severe economic damages in the region. The proposed Federal storm damage reduction project would address the identified problems over the next 50 years, thereby providing a long-term commitment to this vulnerable bayfront community. 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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