Croatan Beach Residents Say too Much Dredging Hurts Shoreline, VA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, renourishing Virginia beach with dredged sand, VA. Photo source: ©© U.S Army


The dredging main goal is the same as it is every year: to replace sand and build up dunes on a public beach that gets pummeled by storms nearly every winter…

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Editorial: Beach Replenishment is No Cure-All, Asburry Park Press (05-14-2015)
What do you do if a beach replenishment project is not working the way it was intended? That is the question facing Sea Bright, NJ, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers these days.The Army Corps has been reconstructing the beaches along the Jersey Shore that were left battered by superstorm Sandy. The beach replenishment project from Sea Bright to Monmouth Beach was completed from July to November 2013, adding 2.2 million cubic yards of sand at a cost of $25.6 million. Problem is, a section of Sea Bright’s North Beach is already eroding at an alarming rate. The erosion started two winters ago and only worsened this past winter…

A Beach Project Built on Sand; By Robert S. Young, PhD; New York Times (08-22-2014)
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $207 million plan to dredge millions of tons of sand off the south shore of Long Island and spread it along the beaches and dunes. It is a colossal waste of money and another consequence of the nation’s failure to develop a coherent plan to address the risks from storms faced by states along the eastern seaboard and gulf coast…