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Home Page New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Army Corps of Engineers

This is the Home page for the report with many other useful links.  DRAFT REPORT & TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTAugust 2021, VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS INFOSeptember 2021, STUDY BACKGROUND, INTERIM REPORT (MARCH 2019), ENVIRONMENTAL...

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New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study Draft Feasibility Study and Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (August 2021) ***note: report and appendices were modified on 23 AUG to adjust pagination, metadata, and formatting***

The report outlines a ‘Tentatively Selected Plan’ framework, which includes three storm surge barriers, two cross-bay barriers, and the elevation of more than 18,000 structures to reduce the risk of flood damages associated with storm surge. It’s important to note...

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A modelling evaluation of electromagnetic fields emitted by buried subsea power cables and encountered by marine animals: considerations for marine renewable energy development – 042421

Abstract The expanding marine renewable energy industry will increase the prevalence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from power cables in coastal waters. Assessments of environmental impacts are required within licensing/permitting processes and increased prevalence...

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Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science – 042421

The Fisheries and Offshore Wind Energy: Synthesis of the Science project consists of two integrated components, a virtual workshop and a published report, which together have the overarching purpose of enhancing regional and national understanding of existing science...

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Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Development: Values and Implications for Recreation and Tourism – 042421

This report documents an effort to estimate the potential effect of offshore wind power on recreational beach use on the East Coast of the United States. This project was funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which considers such effects when...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Jersey Back Bays (NJBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Interim Feasibility Study and Environmental Scoping Document – 04242, 020621

March 2019 - This presents a preliminary focused array of alternative plans that reduces risk to human life and flooding risk from coastal storms in the NJBB Region.

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