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USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Vineyard Sound in Falmouth, Massachusetts

USACE, New England District
Published March 24, 2022

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Falmouth for proposed work in Vineyard Sound at Menauhant Road in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

The proposed work involves the placement 22,500 cubic yards of sand for beach nourishment over a 335,412 square foot area to create a berm of variable width to address the ongoing erosion and protect Menauhant Road located landward of the beach. In addition, two new rubble-mound groins will be constructed perpendicular to the nourishment to keep it in place and reduce sand migration into Bourne's Pond Inlet located proximal to the project site.

The groins will be constructed using armor stone to provide a stable structure which can sustain the dynamic forces associated with storm events at Menauhant Beach. The stone will be resistant to the significant ice flows that occur during the winter. USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE- 2021-00368.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than April 20, 2022 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Crystal Gardner, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to crystal.i.gardner@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE- 2021-00368.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 22-012