2015 Annual Report

Coastal Research Center

2015 New Jersey Beach Profile Network Annual Report

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) initially authorized the New Jersey Beach Profile Network (NJBPN) project in 1986. With Hurricane Sandy now three years behind us, the continued challenges are examined as major State and Federal projects have gone to completion and been exposed to a few storm events since Sandy. The report is divided into four coastal county segments and provides a summary of beach changes for each county.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) undertook the restoration to design specifications all federally authorized, and constructed shore protection projects in the State. Funding under Public Law 113-2 allowed 100% federal payment to do restoration of existing projects in Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May Counties, and the tidal Delaware Bay/River shoreline. While the direct impact of Hurricane Sandy was published on the Coastal Research Center (CRC) website as soon as it was complete in December 2012, it has taken several years to follow both the direct sand placement as well as the slower rate of natural accretion.