Menendez Helps Secure More Than $159 Million For NJ Beaches, Flood Control, Energy, And Infrastructure

Menendez Helps Secure More Than $159 Million For NJ Beaches, Flood Control, Energy, And Infrastructure

Funding from Energy and Water Appropriations bill essential for New Jersey’s economy, safety and environment

Washington - Today, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) hailed the final passage of the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which authorizes more than $159 million in funding for beach replenishment, flood control, energy and infrastructure projects. After House and Senate passage, the bill awaits the President's signature.

"This substantial investment is critical to protecting and supporting our state's economy while safeguarding lives and property in our state," said Senator Menendez. "Nourishing our state's beaches helps protect shore communities, which are home to thousands of families and which help drive the New Jersey economy. Families in our state are all too aware of the dangers that flooding poses to our safety and our property, which is why we are investing in projects to lower that risk. Funding for crucial infrastructure projects helps create jobs and ensures that our state remains competitive in the new economy . I am proud to have helped secure this important funding."

New Jersey Projects include:
Highlights
• $4.8 million - Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Harbor Inlet (LBI) - Beach Replenishment Project
• $6.1 million - Great Egg Harbor Inlet and Peck Beach (Ocean City) - Beach Replenishment Project
• $1 million - Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet (Avalon and Stone Harbor) - Beach Replenishment Project
• $6.6 million for Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-basin (flood control) - Construction Project
• $2.3 million for Joseph G. Minish Historic Waterfront Park in Newark (Bulkhead construction and Riverbank Stabilization) -Construction Project
• $90 million for NY & NJ Harbor Deepening - Construction
Army Corps of Engineers

$ 3.6 million for General Investigations Hereford Inlet to Cape May Inlet (shore protection) $90,000
NJ Alternative Long-Term Nourishment Study (shore protection) $90,000
Delaware River Comprehensive (flood control) $296,000
Delaware River Dredged Material Utilization PA, DE, & NJ $90,000
Delaware Estuary Salinity Monitoring Study (ecosystem restoration) $200,000
Lower Saddle River (flood control) $327,000
Hudson-Raritan Estuary, NY & NJ (ecosystem restoration) $157,000
HRE-Lower Passaic River Restoration Feasibility Study (Ecosystem Restoration) $170,000
HRE - Hackensack Meadowlands (Ecosystem Restoration) $224,000
Stony Brook, Millstone River Basin (flood control) $152,000
South River, Raritan River Basin (flood control) $314,000
Shrewsbury River and Tributaries (flood control) $458,000
Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Union Beach (storm damage reduction) $90,000
Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Leonardo (flood control) $22,000
Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay (flood control) $238,000
Rahway River Basin (ecosystem restoration) $238,000
Peckman River and Tributaries (flood control) $314,000
Passaic River Main Stem (flood control) $90,000
Passaic River, Harrison (flood control) $90,000

$122.5 million for Construction General (projects in italics indicates beach replenishment)

Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Brigantine Island $80,000
Cape May Inlet to Lower Township $189,000
Lower Cape May Meadows, Cape May Point $378,000
Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Harbor Inlet (LBI) $4,844,000
Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet (Absecon Island) $1,890,000
Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet $1,853,000
Great Egg Harbor Inlet and Peck Beach (Ocean City) $6,141,000
Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet $1,066,000
Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-basin (flood control) $6,613,000
Hackensack Meadowlands (flood control) $230,000
Joseph G. Minish Historic Waterfront Park (bulkhead/riverbank stabilization) $2,350,000
NY & NJ Harbor Deepening, NY&NJ $90,000,000
Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Port Monmouth (storm damage reduction) $921,000
Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, NJ (storm damage reduction) $921,000
Ramapo and Mahwah Rivers, Mahwah, NJ and Suffern, NY (flood control) $100,000
Passaic River Basin Flood Management, New Jersey (floodway buyout) $5,000,000

$30.3 million for Operations and Maintenance
Delaware River, Philadelphia to Trenton, NJ and PA (maintenance dredging) $779,000
Delaware River at Camden (maintenance dredging) $15,000
Delaware River, Philadelphia to the Sea, PA (maintenance dredging) $18,626,000
Barnegat Inlet (maintenance dredging) $334,000
Manasquan River (maintenance dredging) $152,000
New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (maintenance dredging) $385,000
Absecon Inlet (maintenance dredging) $117,000
Delaware Estuary Regional Sediment Management (RSM) $200,000
Salem River (maintenance dredging) $100,000
Cold Spring Inlet (maintenance dredging) $238,000
NY Harbor, NY & NJ (Drift Removal) $6,652,000
NY Harbor, NY & NJ (Prevention of Obstructive Deposits) $993,000
Newark Bay, Hackensack and Passaic Rivers (maintenance dredging) $143,000
Raritan River (maintenance dredging) $292,000
Passaic River Flood Warning System $526,000
Shark River (maintenance dredging) $380,000
Shoal Harbor and Compton Creek (maintenance dredging) $80,000
Inspection of Completed Works $195,000
Raritan River to Arthur Kill Cut Off (maintenance dredging) $190,000


Continuing Authorities Program

Seaside Park, Ocean County, NJ (Section 103 -flood control)
Lincoln Park West, Ecosystem Restoration Study (Section 1135)
NJIWW, Dredged Hole 35 Restoration, (Section204 - ecosystem restoration)
Pennsville, Salem County, (Section 205 - flood control)
Assunpink Creek, Hamilton Twp, (Section 205 - flood control)
Jackson Brook, Morris County (Section 205- flood control)
Musconetcong River Dam Removals, Milford (Sec 206-ecosystem restoration)


Department of Energy

Rowan University - Algae to Ethanol Research and Evaluation $750,000
City of Elizabeth Solar Panels in Municipal Owned Buildings $1,000,000
Solar Panels on Hudson County Facilities $550,000
Trenton Fuel Works - Cellulosic Diesel Biorefinery $1,000,000

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