Still Recovering from Sandy, New Jersey Beaches Hit Again with Major Erosion

Posted In Beach Nourishment, Erosion, News
Oct
6

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Ortley Beach and Lavallette, 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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Days of gusting wind and pounding surf have caused severe beach erosion in many spots along the Jersey Shore.

Some beaches — including ones devastated by Superstorm Sandy three years ago and not yet replenished — appear to have lost most of their sand. And in many places where protective dunes stood between the ocean and homes, the surf cut large cliffs into the sand, leaving drop-offs up to 10 feet…

Read Full Article, The Morning Call

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