Shark River Channel and Spur Dredging

Preserving the Coastal Economy After Superstorm Sandy
Neptune, New Jersey

The Shark River Channel and Spur in Monmouth County, New Jersey, requires periodic maintenance dredging, which was last authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 1985. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused sand, mud, and silt shoaling in the channel and spur, which severely impacted the navigable channels and jeopardized the coastal economy.

1.6 miles

miles of river dredged

We were charged with helping dredge these channels to open them up for safe recreational and commercial boating. We helped complete the hydraulic dredging of nearly 70,000 cubic yards of sediment from approximately 1.6 miles of the channel and spur. Material was hydraulically dredged and piped through a secure welded pipeline to a staging location where it was dewatered for final placement. Once completed, the project vastly improved the navigable channels with minimal impact to the community and local environment.

Our services included hydrographic survey coordination, engineering to prepare plans and specifications, cost estimation, permit support (USACE Individual Section 10 Permit and a NJDEP Waterfront Development Permit/Water Quality Certification), bidding support, environmental and historic preservation compliance, and full-time construction inspection.


New Jersey Department of Transportation


Approximately 70,000 cubic yards of dredged material


$8 million


  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Planning, Consulting and Advisory


  • Transportation


  • Northeast