Expiration date: 3/15/2021
The applicant proposes to restore beach width and volume to the Cape Henry beach through a beach nourishment project. Sandy material dredged from the Thimble Shoals Channel will be placed on the beach using a pipeline system and pump-out buoys with the specific construction means and methods to be determined by the contractor. The beach nourishment project is designed to mitigate damage to existing structures which could be caused by storm surge and wave erosion. The project will accomplish its purpose through the placement of 331,300 cubic yards of sand along 9,000 linear feet of shoreline. This material will be placed in 29.91 acres below Mean Low Water (MLW), and in 8.89 acres between Mean High Water and MLW. The total impacts to waters of the U.S. are approximately 38.80 acres.