SCDPW Indian Island County Park Living Shoreline
D&B is providing engineering services for the erosion mitigation of Indian Island County Park, which will safeguard the eastern shore of the park from the ongoing erosion and storm wave damage incurred during normal coastal storms and nor’easters. The beach will be reconstructed with a sand fill to impede further erosion and protect the park from storm waves. The design moves the zone of wave breaking well away from the vulnerable portions of the beach by implementing various strategies, such as revetments and vegetation. The alternatives developed met the stringent environmental regulatory requirements of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Peconic Estuary, New York State Coastal Management Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Riverhead, as well as the Suffolk County Council on Environmental Quality and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act.