Where Sand Is Gold, the Reserves Are Running Dry

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“Disturbed Waters,” aboard a sand dredger offshore Miami. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac

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With inviting beaches that run for miles along South Florida’s shores, it is easy to put sand into the same category as turbo air-conditioning and a decent mojito — something ever present and easily taken for granted.

As it turns out, though, sand is not forever. Constant erosion from storms and tides and a rising sea level continue to swallow up chunks of beach along Florida’s Atlantic coastline. Communities have spent the last few decades replenishing their beaches with dredged-up sand…

Read Full Article, The New York Times

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