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Sandy Waterway Debris Resources
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Sediment Removal in Mantoloking, NJ

Screening Operations in Mantoloking, NJ

As of January 1, 2014, the State has completed its 10-month FEMA-funded effort to remove Superstorm Sandy debris from the State’s waterways.  As part of this project, State contractors removed: 106,353 cubic yards (CY) of debris from the waters of the State, including 195 vessels/vehicles; 160,000 CY of sediment from 27 severely impacted marinas, and 323,214 CY of sediment from backbay “overwash” areas. We appreciate the assistance, cooperation and support of New Jersey’s municipalities, counties, residents, businesses and other interested parties.

Debris and sediment removed from State waters under this project was limited by FEMA requirements: (i.e., the debris was Sandy-related and it had to be removed to eliminate an immediate threat to life, public health and safety, and/or to ensure the economic recovery of the community at large).  In addition, it was specific to State waters and property within the storm surge, and precluded efforts in waters or wildlife areas owned or maintained by the federal government.  Finally, it did not address sediment in the State’s navigation channels.  However, it’s important to note that while the waterway debris removal project coordinated by DEP is now complete, other related efforts are continuing to address these remaining Sandy-related debris issues. 

As of January 17, 2014, the email resource waterwaydebris@dep.state.nj.us will no longer be active.  As always, if you know of an environmental concern, please report it directly to the DEP Hotline @ 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337).   Navigational concerns should be reported to the local station of the State Police’s Marine Services Bureau (www.njsp.org/maritime/).


   

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