Army Corps Bring 26 Million Cubic Yards Of Sand To New Jersey Coast
You’ve got to love the Army Corps of Engineers, they make the most gigantic projects seem run-of-the-mill. They are now in the process of placing 26 million cubic yards of sand across New Jersey’s coast to repair the beaches ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Now that summer is here, this sand is a welcomed relief to a state that has been through a lot this past year.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of placing more than 26 million cubic yards of sand along the coastline throughout the northeastern United States to repair and restore coastal storm risk reduction projects previously built by the corps that were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The bulk of the sand, roughly 23 million cubic yards, will be placed in New York and New Jersey, but sand will also be used to restore previously constructed projects in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
he work, some of which has already started, will be accomplished through a number of contracts with sand being obtained from different sources, including navigation channels and offshore borrow areas. While exact costs for every contract are not available since not all have been awarded yet, the entire near-term coastal restoration effort is expected to total more than $600 million. This cost will be 100 percent federally funded.
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