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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft assessment on Tybee Island shore project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Tybee Island Shore Protection Project, Georgia 2015 Renourishment.

Initially constructed in 1974, this authorized 3.5 mile-long project was built with a 50-year project life with periodic renourishments to occur every 7 years.

The beach was last renourished in 2008 and is scheduled to be renourished in 2015, after which there will be 9 years left in the project life involving Federal participation.

 The volume of renourishment includes the volume needed to restore the project plus 312,000 cubic yards to account for potential erosion through 2024.

The beach template will be altered slightly to include placement of additional material by extending the berm up to the north terminal groin of the template.

In addition, the berm will be extended seaward up to 50 feey beyond the previously constructed template to account for erosion.

The proposed project is scheduled to occur between Nov. 1,  2015 and April 30, 2016.

The Savannah District is seeking public comments on the Draft EA and Appendices.

 Anyone wishing to comment to the Corps on this proposed action should submit comments in writing no later than January 17, 2014.

Comments can be submitted via mail, fax, or email.

Mail comments to: ATTN: Ms. Ellie Covington, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, PD, 100 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401-0889.

Fax comments to 912.652.5787.

Email comments to: CESAS-PD.SAS@usace.army.mil.

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