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City of New Haven seeks USACE permit for proposed work in waters of New Haven Harbor

Published Feb. 27, 2024

 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 City of New Haven Engineering Department for proposed work in New Haven Harbor at Long Wharf Park on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, Connecticut.

The proposed work involves the permanent discharge of up to 11,410 cubic yards of stone, sand, gravel and cobble, as well as associated grading, below the high tide line over a 5.4-acre area of intertidal and shallow submerged mudflats. The applicant proposes activity in estuarine waters, which seeks to raise the elevation of the tidal substrate, and the newly established sills and planted saltmarsh are intended to attenuate waves and reduce shoreline erosion for storm events. The living shoreline stabilization project will span a 3,400-linear-foot section of the New Haven Harbor coastline known as “Long Wharf” and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park.

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-2020- 01866.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than March 21, 2024, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Cori Rose, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to cori.m.rose@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2020-01866.

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