Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Army Corps of Engineers to discuss Sandy recovery program in 2014 - SYS-CON MEDIA

Announcement from the Army Corps of Engineers regarding beach reconstruction projects of historic proportions in relation to damage from Hurricane Sandy. Click title for link. 2014 will be a big year!

In 2014, the Army Corps will complete its remaining work along the Atlantic coast to restore previously constructed beach projects to their authorized dimensions and start work on 18 new engineered beach projects in areas that previously did not have engineered beaches. These 18 new projects, including a large portion of the New Jersey coast, will complement the previously constructed beach projects and reduce risk to areas that were vulnerable when Sandy hit.
In total, the 2014 coastal program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, headed by Army Brig. Gen. Savre, will likely be the largest beach-building program ever in the United States.