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Baron-Jamaica Bay Task force 17Nov22.pdf

  1. 1. 217 217 217 200 200 200 255 255 255 0 0 0 163 163 163 131 132 122 239 65 53 110 135 120 112 92 56 62 102 130 102 56 48 130 120 111 237 237 237 80 119 27 252 174 .59 “The views, opinions and findings contained in this report are those of the authors(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other official documentation.” HUDSON RARITAN ESTUARY ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION – JAMAICA BAY UPDATE JAMAICA BAY TASK FORCE MEETING LISA BARON PROJECT MANAGER, CIVIL WORKS NEW YORK DISTRICT NOVEMBER 17, 2022 1 File Name
  2. 2. AGENDA-- UPDATES • Spring Creek North Ecosystem Restoration Project • HRE Ecosystem Restoration – Stony Creek Marsh Island and future Jamaica Bay Sites File Name 2
  3. 3. Spring Creek North Ecosystem Restoration (Continuing Authorities Program) • Local Sponsor: NYC Parks with additional funding from NYCDEP • Total of $7.37M included in the Bilateral Infrastructure Law • Funds to be used to complete design phase and initiate implementation • Restoration of 47-acres including:  18.3 acres of wetlands  29 acres of maritime uplands • Restoration through excavating and recontouring uplands to intertidal elevations, removing invasives species and replanting as well as restoring existing degraded wetlands with Thin Layer Placement techniques • 60% Design Completed – October 2022 • Drone Survey – Nov 17-18, 2022 • Construction is planned for 2024
  4. 4. HRE RESTORATION PROGRAM • Chief’s Report (May 2020) recommended 20 individual projects that will restore a mosaic of 621 acres of habitat including:  381 acres of estuarine wetlands (w/ 6 miles of tidal channels), 50 acres of freshwater riverine wetlands, 27 acres of coastal and maritime forest, 39 acres of shallow water habitat and 52 acres of oyster habitat;  Installation of 2 fish ladders (or potential removal) and modification of 3 weirs modified to improve fish passage (24 miles) on the Bronx River.  1.6 miles of stream bank and 72 acres of stream bed and channel restoration. • Construction authorized in WRDA 2020. Jamaica Bay 6,8 1,2,5 1,2 1,2 6,7,8 4 4 All Marsh Islands: 1,2,5 1,2,3 1,2,3 6,7,8 6,7,8,9 8,9 1,3,5 1. Estuarine Wetlands 2. Tidal Channel Restoration 3. Maritime Forest 4. Oyster Reefs 5. Shallow Water Habitat 6. Freshwater Wetlands 7. Streambank Restoration 8. Bed Restoration 9. Fishway 10.Sediment Forebay 6,8 1,2,5 1,2 6,8, 10 Fully funded cost: $624,772,000 (FY22)
  5. 5. HRE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION Pre-Construction Engineering Design (PED) Projects • Federal funds ($27,178,000) obtained in FY2022 for design of all 4 projects (5 sites) and construction of Stony Creek Marsh Island • All Design Agreements executed • Non-Fed Funds obtained for Stony Creek (NYCDEP) and Oysters (NJDEP) • Local Sponsors: NYCDEP, NYC Parks, NJDEP and NY/NJ Baykeeper (Partner for Oysters)
  6. 6. JAMAICA BAY MARSH ISLAND RESTORATION- PAST SUCCESS Elders East Elders West Yellow Bar John F. Kennedy Airport JoCo Yellow Bar - 2012 (47 acres) Elders East- 2007 (40 acres) Elders East- 2011 • >2000 acres of Marsh Islands have been lost since 1924 • Restored 160 acres • HRE Recommendation of 170 acres Elders Center Duck Point Stony Creek Pumpkin Patch (East & West) Elders West- 2010 (43 acres) Black Wall and Rulers Bar (30 acres) Black Wall and Rulers Bar
  7. 7. 7 STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND COMPLETED ACTIVITIES • Execute Design Agreement with NYCDEP (July 28, 2022) • Project Management Plan (close to final) • Field Investigations:  Drone Survey – THANK YOU DAN MUNDY! (2022)
  8. 8. 8 Credit: Dan Mundy
  9. 9. 9 Credit: Dan Mundy
  10. 10. 10 STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND ONGOING ACTIVITIES  Bathymetric/Topographic Surveys (2022/2023) o USACE Survey Branch preparing to conduct surveys o Will also aid future marsh island restoration efforts o Final Plan and extent of bathymetry will be based on cost
  11. 11. 11 STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND ONGOING ACTIVITIES  Coordination with USACE- Engineering Research and Design Center on scope for Hydrodynamic Data Collection and Modeling o ERDC Collection of water levels, waves, sediment and current data in Jamaica Bay (April 2023 - March 2024) – as early as January o Hydrodynamic Modeling: Model calibration (Sept-Oct 2023) and Modeling Analysis (Oct 2023 - April 2024) o Modeling will predict sediment transport, erosion, stabilization techniques and possibly future secondary coastal storm risk management benefits AWAC: Acoustic Doppler Profiler and Directional Wave Gauge W: Water Level Data Loggers Draft
  12. 12. 12 STONY CREEK MARSH ISLAND FUTURE ACTIVITIES  Geotechnical Sediment Sampling (Spring 2023)  Bio-Benchmarking (Spring 2023)  Wetland Delineation (Spring 2023)  Hummock Relocation Plan • Plans and Specifications (P&S): Designs, Quantities, Cost Estimates  30% P&S and Value Engineering Study (2023)  60% P&S (2024)  90% P&S (2024)  100% P&S (2025) • Coordination with Operations Division for dredging contract (~155,000 CYD) • Coordination with NPS throughout – Special Use Permit/MOU • Permitting – Water Quality Certificate • Biddability, Constructability, Operability, and Environmental Reviews (all design iterations) • Execute Project Partnership Agreement for Construction (2024) • Ready to Advertise (early 2025) • Construction (2025)
  13. 13. 13 HRE Restoration Sites 327 acres of habitat restoration: - 206 acres of marsh islands - 121 acres along perimeter Local Sponsors: NYCDEP and NYSDEC (Dead Horse Bay) in partnership with NPS 155,000 CYD 62 acres 41 acres 80 acres 215,000 CYD 40 acres 285,000 CYD 29 acres 328,000 CYD 24 acres 352,000 CYD 29 acres 10 acres Potential FY23 Appropriations
  14. 14. TENTATIVE OVERALL SCHEDULE JAMAICA BAY RESTORATION Project 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032 2032 2033 2034 2035 Spring Creek North HRE-Stony Creek Marsh Island Spring Creek South Feasibility Study HRE-Fresh Creek HRE-Duck Point Marsh Island HRE-Elders Center Marsh Island HRE-Pumpkin Patch West Marsh Island HRE- Dead Horse Bay HRE-Pumpkin Patch East Marsh Island Feasibility Study Pre-Construction Engineering and Design Construction Above schedule dependent upon funding and execution of Design Agreements and Project Partnership Agreements Monitoring and Adaptive Management 14 All Funding in-hand All Funding in-hand All Funding in-hand for FS Requires appropriations for design and construction for remaining sites Requires construction authorization and appropriations for design and construction
  15. 15. 15 Lisa Baron Lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil 646-385-1429 Questions?

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