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Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
« on: November 01, 2015, 11:35:35 AM »
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  • $200 Million project, includes refurbishing the jetties.

    Here's the article lead from Newsday:

    The Long Beach City Council has signed a landmark agreement with New York State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a $200 million dune and storm protection project facing the Atlantic Ocean to protect the city from storms and hurricanes.

    The state's Department of Environmental Conservation and the city cleared plans late last week after years of delays to replenish the sand on the beach washed away by superstorm Sandy and secure jetties and dunes to protect Long Beach from violent waves and floods.

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    Full article here:

    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/long-beach-signs-long-awaited-dune-project-agreement-1.11039841
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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 12:51:00 PM »
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  • Wow. Will there be dunes on the bay side?

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 03:35:19 PM »
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  • Paywall--can anyone post full article?

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 03:53:18 PM »
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  • right in the article (and the subject of its own recent article):


    A $40 million bulkhead and drainage project is already underway to protect the city's northern bayfront.

    Wow. Will there be dunes on the bay side?

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 08:24:24 PM »
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    October 31, 2015 By JOHN ASBURY

    The city of Long Beach is seen in this aerial photo from April 19, 2015. (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin) The Long Beach City Council has signed a landmark agreement with New York State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a $200 million dune and storm protection project facing the Atlantic Ocean to protect the city from storms and hurricanes.

    The state's Department of Environmental Conservation and the city cleared plans late last week after years of delays to replenish the sand on the beach washed away by superstorm Sandy and secure jetties and dunes to protect Long Beach from violent waves and floods.

    "We are at an extremely exciting time in the city's history," City Council president Len Torres said Friday, when the deal was announced. "The Army Corps of Engineers project is something this City Council demanded, and we are thrilled to see this critically important, long-overdue project finally moving forward -- as we continue rebuilding a stronger, smarter, and safer Long Beach."

    The City Council proposed the Army Corps improvements and storm protection in March 2012, seven months before the storm walloped the 6-mile barrier island, including Lido Beach, Point Lookout and Atlantic Beach. Plans had been dormant for 30 years since the first proposal in 1986.

    With state approval, the completely federally funded project could begin early next year and last about four years. About $85 million of the funds will be devoted to Long Beach at the center of the island's most densely populated part.

    It was reviewed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a biological study, Long Beach Public Works Commissioner Jim LaCarrubba said.
    He said the Army Corps can solicit bids for the first phase of work, which will focus on jetty and beach groin rehabilitation to absorb waves, followed by bringing more sand onto the beach.

    Residents will see a wider beach to the east and west and a higher beach toward the middle of the city.
    The city built a concrete retaining wall under the reinforced boardwalk and has started reconstruction on its own dunes and walkovers rebuilt on the beach.

    A $40 million bulkhead and drainage project is already underway to protect the city's northern bayfront.

    "The retaining wall serves as mitigation for the boardwalk, but it's not mitigation for the city. This storm damage reduction project mitigates storm damage for everything behind it and lessens any potential damage a storm can bring," LaCarrubba said.

    The project has been beset for decades by bureaucratic roadblocks and, most recently, a federal environmental study that halted work on another Army Crops project on Fire Island, when dune work threatened the piping plover habitat.

    City officials credited the state and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for seeking the project's approval. Schumer said it was a flood protection project included under the $60 billion Sandy supplemental bill.

    "This is an important milestone that will finally bring sorely needed protections to Long Beach to guard against future storms," Schumer said in a statement.
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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #5 on: November 01, 2015, 10:35:11 PM »
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  • Bit unnerving RE the jetties. Anyone know what the plan is for the jetties?

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 09:52:42 AM »
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  • Nothing about further about the plan has been released publicly? At least they're not planning to bury sandbags and hope for the best like further east, i guess?

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 10:01:01 AM »
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  • it's all on the web, you just need to google it.....

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #8 on: November 02, 2015, 10:37:43 AM »
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  • Groins:
    Existing groins
    o 17 total rehabilitation
    o rehabilitation/100 ft extension of Point Lookout terminal groin
    Newly constructed groins
    o 4 total at eastern end of island

    Unavoidable, Minimal &Temporary Recreational Impacts:
    Beach Access:  access no longer available form under boardwalk. Access will occur off boardwalk via walkovers over the dune.
    Surfing and fishing: will be temporary and dissipate as the beach returns to equilibrium.

    Offshore borrow area
    ● Contains ~36 million cy of beach fill
    ● located ~one mile offshore of the barrier island of Long Beach

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 11:56:31 AM »
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  • Groins:
    Existing groins
    o 17 total rehabilitation
    o rehabilitation/100 ft extension of Point Lookout terminal groin
    Newly constructed groins
    o 4 total at eastern end of island

    Unavoidable, Minimal &Temporary Recreational Impacts:
    Beach Access:  access no longer available form under boardwalk. Access will occur off boardwalk via walkovers over the dune.
    Surfing and fishing: will be temporary and dissipate as the beach returns to equilibrium.

    Offshore borrow area
    ● Contains ~36 million cy of beach fill
    ● located ~one mile offshore of the barrier island of Long Beach


    Very strange that only 17 of the 26 groins are being rehabilitated.
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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #10 on: November 02, 2015, 08:44:55 PM »
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  • Newly constructed groins[/size]o 4 total at eastern end of island

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 10:31:38 PM »
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  • Tried sounding the alarm before they put the bulkhead on the beach. Groins won't fix anything, the underwater "toe line" (the gradual grade of fill into the water) is the problem. No bars. It's not gonna protect anyone from anything either. The main issue I see is that along with this initial project, the ACOE has the right/ability/option to come back every 5 years for the next 50 years to " maintain " their work. We have a beach because the sand was able to push north with the water into the streets, it has no where to go now but out to sea. This is a very sad day. Those assholes at Surfrider only cared about changing the wording in the proposal from sea wall to a wave break barrier. Not only is our culture dead but one of the best spots on the east coast may be as well.  To bad with all the over exposure Joaquin brought, not one person mentioned how endangered long beach is. That's cause those assholes over at nysea don't care about LB.

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    Re: Long Beach ACOE Dune Project pact signed by City Council
    « Reply #12 on: November 03, 2015, 12:55:12 PM »
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  • Newly constructed groinso 4 total at eastern end of island
    those ones appear to be in the point lookout area where it's already dead

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