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Title: Final Environmental Assessment : Phase II - Port Monmouth Flood Risk Management Project, Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New York District.
Keywords: Raritan Bay (N.J. and N.Y.)
Port Monmouth (N.J.)
Shore protection
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New York District.
Abstract: The purpose and need for the Port Monmouth project remains largely unchanged from the project’s 2000 EIS and is incorporated by reference. A short summary and update is provided. Hurricanes, nor’easters, and extratropical storms have historically resulted in two major issues in Port Monmouth: shoreline erosion and extensive flooding. These issues have caused damage or destruction to structures within the community and increased the susceptibility of remaining development and infrastructure to storm events. Historically, significant erosion removed much of the natural beachfront and dune complexes that provided coastal protection to the community from storm surge; Hurricane Sandy further exacerbated these conditions and increased community vulnerability to future storm events. The purpose of the project is to reduce storm and induced tidal flooding within the Port Monmouth community. Construction of Phase I was completed in July 2015 and has widened the beach through sand nourishment and a vegetated dune complex. Phase II of the project is designed to reduce flooding due to tidal surges in Pews and Compton Creeks through the construction of a series of levees, floodwalls, a storm gate, pump stations, road closure gates and interior drainage structures. Tidal surges in the Creeks have caused flooding on both the east and west sides of the community. Tidal surges have also blocked existing municipal storm drainage systems that outlet into Pews Creek and Compton Creek channels and their associated wetlands. Extensive flooding from both issues has resulted in significant damage/destruction of homes, commercial properties, building contents, and community infrastructure such as roads, bridges, utility lines, and storm sewers. This damage has resulted in extensive financial losses and is considered a significant constraint to commerce and regional economic development. Construction of Phase II would reduce the risk of flooding and damages to development and infrastructure from coastal storm events. The purpose and need of this EA is to: 1. evaluate the potential adverse effects of design changes, since the 2000EIS/2008 ROD, to Phase II of the project, 2. evaluate any changes to the environment that may be affected by the proposed project, incorporate all new regulations that have been promulgated since the EIS/ROD.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 465 pages / 21.51 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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