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Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD or District) awarded $961,227 for NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project (Conservation Opportunities Advancing Sustainable Technologies for Aquaculture Leases

The overarching goals of the NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project are to promote aquatic habitat on shellfish leases and enhance water quality throughout the Coastal Bays of New Jersey (with a focus on the Barnegat and Great Bay region) by increasing producer participation...

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SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Impact of Inlet Closures on Water Volumes in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, U.S.A. – Flooding 2 – flood gates

This paper describes the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the volume of water in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and the potential for inlet closures to reduce that volume, had they been in place at the time of the storm.

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SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Superstorm Sandy-related Morphologic and Sedimentologic Changes in an Estuarine System: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New JerseyFlooding 3 – Filling in

In order to better understand and ultimately predict short-term morphologic and sedimentologic changes in coastal systems, a comprehensive research approach is required but is often difficult to achieve given the diversity of data required. This Paper combined these...

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A NEW ISLAND FOR BIRDS EMERGES ALONG THE NEW JERSEY COAST April 15th, 2022 By Todd Pover, Senior Wildlife Biologist – Interesting

http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/blog/2022/04/15/a-new-island-for-birds-emerges-along-the-new-jersey-coast/ Something unusual and exciting has happened just off the coast of New Jersey; a new island that has become a haven for birds has formed. Located on the...

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Partners Collaborate to Protect Bay Islands Federal Grant Will Fund Restoration of Land Off Long Beach Township November 25, 2021 031222

https://www.thesandpaper.net/articles/partners-collaborate-to-protect-bay-islands/ (You will need to Join the Sandpaper, no charge,  to reed this) A couple years back, Long Beach Township and Harvey Cedars joined with a number of partners – including the U.S. Fish and...

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US Army Corps of Engineers USACE New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study 12922

New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management StudyThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the release of a draft report for the New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which...

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United States Department of Commerce – NOAA Letter of November 10th, 2021 12922

Excerpt from the letter -We recognize that the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR 1508.28) and USACE (33 CFR 230.13) regulations allow NEPA studies for large, complex projects such as this one to be carried out in a multi-stage or “tiered” process and that...

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection letter of October 12, 2021 12922

Excerpt from the letter - - A project of this scope and magnitude could have numerous environmental impacts throughout the NJBB region, the nature and extent of which must be identified prior to arriving at a final recommended plan. At this early stage in the planning...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency letter of October 12, 2021 12922

Closing paragraph - At this stage USACE acknowledges that the TSP could have adverse impacts on aquatic and other resources, though additional studies are necessary to determine precise engineering components and associated impacts. Based on the current level of...

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