Delaware Bay Restoration

  • Moores Beach East Prefill

    Moores Beach East Prefill

  • Moores Beach East Postfill

    Moores Beach East Postfill

  • Horseshoecrab Recovery

    Horseshoecrab Recovery

  • Oyster Reefs

    Oyster Reefs

  • Leica RTK GPS data collection

    Leica RTK GPS data collection

  • DynaScan boat-mounted LiDAR

    DynaScan boat-mounted LiDAR

  • Deployment of Nortek Aquadopp (current profiler and wave system)

    Deployment of Nortek Aquadopp (current profiler and wave system)

  • Hypack Bathymetric survey equipment

    Hypack Bathymetric survey equipment

Hurricane Sandy devastated sandy beach habitats along NJ’s Delaware Bay shoreline. These critical habitats support spawning horseshoe crabs and foraging migratory shorebirds.  The CRC in partnership with the American Littoral Society and USFWS developed projects to restore storm damaged beaches.  Living shoreline projects  designed to enhance and stabilize the restored beach habitats are underway.  Additional goals are to enhance ecological and community resilience, restore degraded marsh, and understand the long and short term movement of sediment along the Delaware Bay shoreline.

 

Click on the Delaware Bay Sediment Transport Anlysis Tool section for an interactive web application displaying the progress of this work

 

For cool videos of the project, check out this resource:

http://www.smithjam.com/delaware-bay-restoration/