A Look at the Challenges of Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, 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


Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk when borough officials approved a $3.6 million bid from Sidd Associates this week. The company will rebuild pilings and decking on the 14 block strip in time for the upcoming summer season.

Professor Rob Young is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, where the coastline has been battered by hurricanes for many years.

Young talks to WNYC’s Janet Babin about beach nourishment, the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore, and some mitigation measures the state is looking at…

An Interview on WYNC News

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