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Title: South Shore of Long Island, New York Regional Sediment Management Investigation : an overview of challenges and opportunities
Authors: Jansson, Anna M.
Heer, Arun K.
Rice, Suzana S.
Buonaiuto, Frank.
Tommaso, Danielle M.
Bocamazo, Lynn M.
Couch, Stephen A.
McDonald, Jodi M.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil--Management
Sediment transport
Sedimentation and deposition
Long Island (N.Y.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Regional Sediment Management Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN RSM-22-1
Abstract: The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting the “South Shore of Long Island, New York Regional Sediment Management Investigation” to further understand sediment dynamics and to develop a comprehensive regional sediment management plan for the south shore of Long Island, New York. Regional sediment management is a systems approach using best management practices for more efficient and effective use of sediments in coastal, estuarine, and inland environments. This investigation seeks to characterize sediment movement on the south shore of Long Island as a holistic system across the entire study area. It focuses on the regional system post-Hurricane Sandy (October 2012) as the storm significantly altered the physical landscape with severe shoreline erosion, which resulted in the construction of projects to reduce the risk of future storms and stakeholder priorities with a new emphasis on bay-side sediment dynamics, such as channel shoaling and disappearing wetlands. Despite the fact the storm caused severe erosion, the equilibrium beach profile, depth of closure, and general shoreline orientation seem to be unaffected. Previous studies have characterized sediment movement at specific sections of the south shore, but these data have not been incorporated to create a system-wide perspective. Coordinating sediment management across the six Atlantic Ocean inlets, Great South Bay Channel, Intracoastal Waterway, and coastal storm risk management (CSRM) projects could save the federal government millions of dollars in dredging and sand placement actions. This technical note presents the progress the investigation has made to date and will be followed with a more in-depth technical report titled South Shore of Long Island, New York Regional Sediment Management Investigation: A Post-Hurricane Sandy Shoreline Evaluation, currently in preparation.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN RSM-22-1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/43920
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/43920
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