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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Township Undertakes Dune Stabilization Project to Mitigate Flood Damages   [open pdf - 36KB]

"Atlantic County, NJ - The project is located in the West Atlantic City portion of Egg Harbor Township and consisted of dune stabilization in three sections of shoreline along the north shore of Lake's Bay, a large tidal embayment behind the barrier beach located south of Ventnor City, New Jersey, and north of Great Egg Harbor Inlet. Lake's Bay opens into the Atlantic Ocean via Great Egg Harbor Inlet and is thus vulnerable to tidal forces, particularly the extremes associated with hurricanes and other severe storms. The project dunes are located between the north shore of Lake's Bay and the adjacent Highway (U.S. 40 / NJ 322) also known as Black Horse Pike. Several residential and commercial properties are located between the dunes and the highway. Black Horse Pike is one of only three major highways connecting insular Atlantic City with the mainland. More importantly, the highway is a Coastal Emergency Evacuation Route in the event of a major storm."

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