Gilgo Beach Dune Erosion Filled With Sand

Posted In Beach Nourishment, News
Oct
15

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Photo source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Construction workers using heavy machinery filled a football-field sized hole the Atlantic Ocean eroded from a recently built man-made dune in Gilgo Beach over the weekend, threatening Ocean Parkway, officials said.

The eroded piece of 20-foot-wide dune is part of a 5-mile stretch of dune built in a $33-million Sandy recovery project that reopened damaged areas of Ocean Parkway in April…

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