Something Strange is Happening to Sea Bright’s Beach, NJ

Posted In Beach Nourishment, Erosion, News
May
7

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Sea Bright, NJ. Aerial pictures of New Jersey’s coast, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU

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A section of the beach, newly widened after Hurricane Sandy, is eroding so fast that fledging dunes can’t take hold to help with storm protection.

The beach, which was about 100 feet wide, is less than half that size now — just in a 150-foot stretch in the very north end of town that Lamia said had never before experienced that type of erosion…

Read Full Article, NJ News

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…

“”The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

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