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Title: Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet, Fire Island Stabiliztion Project : Evaluation of a Stabilization Plan for Coastal Storm Risk Management In Response To Hurricane Sandy & Public Law 113-2 : Final Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New York District
Keywords: Fire Island Inlet (N.Y.)
Moriches Inlet (N.Y.)
Shore protection
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New York District.
Abstract: Recent storm events, most notably Hurricane Sandy in 2012, have reduced sand volumes of beaches and dunes in the project area, leaving communities on the coastal barrier and along the bay shores north of Fire Island vulnerable to potential future storm surges. There is increased potential for overwash and breaching of the coastal barriers during storm events. Although beach berm widths have recovered in the time period since Hurricane Sandy, dunes deflated by these storms leave the area more prone to overwash from storm surge. The slow rate of dune growth will leave the Fire Island communities and the coastal barrier vulnerable for the foreseeable future without active intervention. This EA documents the impacts associated with implementing the FIMI Stabilization Project. (Additional details on the purpose and need are contained in the HSLRR, specifically, Appendix B – Physical Conditions) A proposed solution to address the vulnerability is the implementation of Stabilization Projects (within FIMI and also Downtown Montauk to be discussed in another report). These projects are proceeding on a separate, accelerated path separate from those previously executed as "Interim Projects" along the south shore of Long Island with because of the urgency to restore the coastline in this particular reach, thereby addressing the immediate need to reduce risk to life and property that resulted from Hurricane Sandy. The assumption for these Stabilization Projects is that these projects are advancing as unique 100% Federally-funded stabilization components and separate from other projects. The FIMI Stabilization Project has been developed to reinforce the existing dune and berm system along the island. The selected design includes beachfill at Robert Moses State Park, Fire Island Lighthouse Tract, all of the communities outside of Federal Tracts, and Smith Point County Park. Beachfill is not included in any Major Federal Tracts, except Fire Island Lighthouse which was requested by the National Park Service to protect the Lighthouse and the only access road to the communities on Fire Island.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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