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Stone Harbor Point Restoration Project

Stone Harbor Point Project to Improve Habitat for Coastal Birds and

Increase Resiliency to Future Storms Set to Begin

 The beach restoration phase of a habitat and coastal resiliency project on Stone Harbor Point is set to begin.  The project will transfer sand from both onsite and offsite sources to construct elevated habitat areas for beach-nesting and migratory birds and enhance existing dune features to provide protection to the community from southerly approaching storms.

Access to Stone Harbor Point will be closed temporarily beginning Tuesday, February 10th, 2015.  The affected access points will be posted.

 The restoration is a collaborative project funded by the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Grant Program. New Jersey Audubon Society working  in partnership with Niles and Associates, LLC., The Wetlands Institute, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, and the Borough of Stone Harbor.

Project Announcement:

New Jersey Audubon Press Release ~

New Jersey Audubon Press release_Restoration of Stone Harbor Point (2)

Project updates and additional information can be found at:

NJ Audubon Society project site

http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionResearch/Projects/StoneHarborPointRestoration.aspx

The Wetlands Institute project website

http://wetlandsinstitute.org/research/stone-harbor-point-restoration-project/

Borough of Stone Harbor

http://stoneharbornj.org/community-interest/stone-harbor-point/

 

 

Stone Harbor Point Restoration Project2015-07-02T23:43:14+00:00

Stone Harbor Back Bay Dredge Update

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Stone Harbor Back Bay Dredging Update

 

The Borough of Stone Harbor Dredge Management Committee met with Matt Dalon of COWI Marine on February 3, 2015 to get a status update on the sampling and testing and a timeframe for submitting permit applications to the NJ DEP and Unites States Army Corp of Engineers. Based on this meeting the Borough is able to provide property owners with the following update:

 

The Borough is moving forward to submit permit applications to NJ DEP by late spring with a goal of enabling the first phase of dredging to begin in the fall.

 

An update of milestones includes:

 

  • NJ DEP approved the sampling plan for physical and chemical parameters of proposed dredge material on 1/20/15 date.

 

  • Dredge material sampling for the 9 basins and connector channel was completed at the end of January by the Borough contractors. Results of the materials testing should be available in approximately 6 weeks.

 

  • The results of the dredge materials sampling are important components for preparation of permit to NJDEP and will also be utilized to continue development of engineering specifications for the dredging project.

 

  •  Dredge material results will be utilized to secure material acceptance letters form offsite disposal facilities and are a required component of the permit package submittal.

 

The Borough and its contractors plan to prepare bid specifications in an effort to be in a position to release dredging bid packages later in the spring/early summer.

 

Homeowners will have the ability to have private boat slips dredged under the Borough dredging permit. Details related to dredging of private slips will be determined in the coming months and information made available as soon as possible.

The Borough will continue to provide updates as they become available.

 

Stone Harbor Back Bay Dredge Update2017-04-03T23:23:54+00:00

Mon, Jan. 26th–Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning and a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Stone Harbor. The Storm Warning is in effect until Tuesday at 6:00pm, while the Flood Warning is in effect Monday from 11pm until 7am on Tuesday. A winter storm that is expected to cripple the Mid Atlantic and New England regions is expected to bring mixed precipitation including the potential for between six to ten inches of snow for our area, along with some coastal flooding at time of high tide early Tuesday morning.
The current forecast calls for rain throughout the day on Monday, changing to rain and snow this evening before a complete changeover to snow early Tuesday morning. Overnight snowfall totals will be between two to four inches. Windy conditions will prevail overnight and Tuesday morning which could result in scattered power outages throughout southern New Jersey. Tuesday morning will include blowing snow, areas of light freezing spray, before the event ends as snow Tuesday afternoon.

There is a high tide of concern during this event. High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City occurs early Tuesday at 1:24am. There is the potential for coastal flooding in flood prone areas during this evening, including along portions of Ocean Drive. If you live on a street that typically experiences some flooding during Flood Warnings, consider moving your vehicle off the street to higher ground. It will be difficult to see the flooding especially if the precipitation changes over to a snow event during high tide.

If you have any emergency, please dial 911. If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-898-8042. You can also find an outage map online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Please exercise caution while driving, especially Monday night through the day on Tuesday. Please continue to follow forecasts on traditional media outlets, including on ShoreTV Channel 97.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning, and the Coastal Flood Warning, from the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM
EST Tuesday…

* hazard types… heavy snow with blowing and drifting.

* Snow accumulations… 12 to 16 inches.

* Timing… light snow will affect the morning commute. Snow will
become heavy at times late this afternoon through Tuesday
morning when snowfall rates of a couple of inches per hour can
occur at times… then taper off during Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts… some impact on the Monday morning commute… then
significant and widespread impacts thereafter. Areas of
blowing and drifting snow will add to the hazardous conditions.

* Winds… north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Temperatures… in the upper 20s.

* Visibilities… one quarter mile or less at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow is
expected… and strong winds are possible. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible at times.

Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to
7 am EST Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Warning… which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to
7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* Location… coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware…
including Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is anticipated around the
time of Monday night’s high tide.

* At Atlantic City… New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs
at 1250 am Tuesday… with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet
above mean lower low water.

* At Cape May… New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 124
am Tuesday… with a forecast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above
mean lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays… along Delaware Bay and along
Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Impacts… numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate
property damage is likely. The Tides and wave action will
result in moderate to severe beach erosion.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Warning indicates that moderate or major tidal
flooding is imminent or occurring. Be prepared for rising water
levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
Follow the recommendations of local emergency management
officials.

Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be
deeper than you think. You will be putting yourself in danger and
your vehicle may be damaged… leading to costly repairs.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your
County… please go to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/phi/tides.Htm (all in
lower case).

Mon, Jan. 26th–Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Warning for Stone Harbor2017-04-03T23:23:54+00:00

Sun, Jan. 25th, 5:00pm–Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Watch for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning and a Coastal Flood Watch for the Borough of Stone Harbor. The Storm Warning is in effect from Noon Monday until 6:00pm Tuesday; the Flood Watch is in effect Monday evening through late Monday night.

An approaching winter storm will cause major travel problems for a large portion of the Mid Atlantic and New England Region over the next 72 hours. The storm is expected to begin overnight Sunday into Monday morning with a light mix of rain and snow. In our community, the rain and snow will change to rain for a period of time during the day on Monday before switching over to all snow Monday night into Tuesday morning. The most significant snowfall is expected Monday night into Tuesday morning. This storm has the potential to drop a foot of snow in our region; however, these snowfall totals may vary to some degree depending on future updates from the National Weather Service and depending on when cold air changes the rain to snow.

In addition, there is a coastal flooding concern to be aware of. Monday night’s high tide may bring minor to moderate coastal flooding in flood prone areas of the Borough of Stone Harbor. High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 12:41pm, and again early Tuesday morning at 1:24am. The early Tuesday morning high tide is of most concern at this point. Please keep in mind this high tide event is expected to occur at the time when the snowfall may be heaviest, and at its peak. If you live on a street that typically floods during high tide you should consider moving your vehicle to higher ground. It will be difficult to determine the extent of the high tide early Tuesday morning due to darkness and the forecasted snowfall.

Please make preparations for this storm. Strong winds will accompany this storm so be sure to secure any outdoor objects like trash cans, patio chairs and the like. Report any power outages directly to Atlantic City Electric. Exercise caution while driving, especially late Monday night and Tuesday morning since snow may blanket our high tide event. If you have any emergency, please dial 911. Continue to follow updates to the storm on this website and on traditional media outlets, including Shore TV Channel 97.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning and the Coastal Flood Watch provided by the National Weather Service Sunday at 4:45pm:

Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Monday to 6 PM EST
Tuesday…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from noon Monday
to 6 PM EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in
effect.

* Hazard types… heavy snow with blowing and drifting.

* Snow accumulations… 10 to 18 inches.

* Timing… precipitation on Monday should be a mix of rain and
snow, although there may be a brief period of all rain for some
areas. However, any mixed precipitation is expected to change
to all snow Monday evening and become heavy at times through
Tuesday morning before tapering off.

* Impacts… some impact on the Monday morning commute, then
significant and widespread impacts developing Monday evening and
continuing through Tuesday afternoon. Areas of blowing and
drifting snow will become a factor during Monday night and
Tuesday.

* Winds… northeast 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph Monday,
then becoming north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph Monday
night into Tuesday.

* Temperatures… mainly in the lower to mid 30s Monday, then
dropping into the upper 20s Monday night and Tuesday morning.

* Visibilities… as low as one quarter mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and
ice are expected, and strong winds are possible. This will make
travel very hazardous.

Coastal Flood Watch in effect from Monday evening through late
Monday night…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Watch. It is in effect from Monday evening through late
Monday night.

* Location… coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware, including
Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding… moderate flooding is anticipated around the
time of Monday night’s high tide.

* At Atlantic City, New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at
1250 am Tuesday, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above
mean lower low water.

* At Cape May, New Jersey (oceanfront) high tide occurs at 124 am
Tuesday, with a forecast tide level 7.5 to 8.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* At Lewes, Delaware (delaware bay) high tide occurs at 159 am
Tuesday, with a forecast tide level near 7.0 feet above mean
lower low water.

* High tide on the back bays, along Delaware Bay and along
Raritan Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Seas… wave heights on the ocean waters are forecast to range
from 10 to 16 feet with breaking waves expected to range from 5
to 8 feet. Waves on Delaware Bay are forecast to be 3 to 7 feet.

* Impacts… numerous roadways will flood and minor to moderate
property damage is likely. The Tides and wave action will result
in moderate to severe beach erosion.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

This coastal Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for
the development of moderate coastal flooding. Pay close attention
to updated forecasts and statements and take appropriate action to
protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local
emergency management officials.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please go to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/phi/tides.Htm (all in lower case).

Sun, Jan. 25th, 5:00pm–Winter Storm Warning, Coastal Flood Watch for Stone Harbor2015-01-26T12:19:17+00:00

Sun, January 25th: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for Stone Harbor for Monday evening through Tuesday morning, January 26th-27th. The Winter Storm Watch means there is the potential for between four and ten inches of snow from an approaching storm.

The storm will arrive in our region on Sunday night with light snow after midnight that will result in little to no snow accumulation. Rain and snow will mix throughout the day on Monday before turning to an all-snow event on Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. There is the potential for moderate to heavy snow accumulation on Monday evening as the storm arrives. There is a chance for additional snow on Tuesday morning.

Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event. Driving may be difficult especially Monday evening and during the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. There will be strong winds with this storm, so please be sure to secure outside objects. Colder weather moves into our community during the week. Please pay attention to weather forecasts from traditional media outlets. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

It is possible that this Watch will turn into a Winter Storm Warning.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch posted by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday evening
through Tuesday morning…

* locations… a large portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
through southern and central Delaware into southeastern New
Jersey.

* Hazard types… snow with blowing and drifting.

* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 4 to 10 inches possible.

* Timing… precipitation on Monday should be mostly rain with
possibly a little snow to start in the morning. However… the
uncertain developments of of a coastal storm warrant raising
the potential for heavy snow Monday night into early Tuesday.

* Impacts… could be substantial… depending snow amounts.

* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures… in the 30s Monday and upper 20s to lower 30s
Monday night into Tuesday morning.

* Visibilities… possibly one quarter to one half mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow… sleet… or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Sun, January 25th: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor2015-01-25T22:08:09+00:00