US Army Corps of Engineers releases Hurricane Sandy Coastal Projects Performance Evaluation Study ~Chris Gardner, DVIDS

Posted on December 20, 2013 By

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed and released the findings of the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Projects Performance Evaluation Study that was conducted in accordance with the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2, or often referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill).

USACE was directed by Chapter 4 of Public Law 113-2 to evaluate the performance of existing USACE coastal projects impacted by Hurricane Sandy, with the purpose of determining their effectiveness and recommending improvements thereto.

While Hurricane Sandy’s impacts were the most pronounced in the North Atlantic region of the United States, the storm impacted communities and coastal storm risk management projects as far south as Florida and as far inland as the Great Lakes region. The Hurricane Sandy Coastal Projects Performance Evaluation Study’s primary focus was an evaluation of 75 constructed coastal storm risk management projects in USACE’s North Atlantic Division, which extends from Maine to Virginia.

In addition, the Study includes evaluations of 31 projects in USACE’s Great Lakes and Ohio River Division and nine projects in USACE’s South Atlantic Division. ~Read more.

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