Newsday has some more info on the Army Corps dune project to begin in Long Beach in 2017
“The Point Lookout-to-Lido Beach phase is expected to be completed in 2017 and $85 million of improvements are expected to start in Long Beach in 2018.
………Beach sand is being replaced from a beach fill area on the ocean floor, about 1 mile offshore from Long Beach. Crews will take fine sand similar to the current beach makeup to add 36 million cubic yards of sand to the beach.” [LINK]
One issue which has been brought up on this blog before in an article that I cannot find: Will we be getting the same wonderful sand when they replenish the beach? The Newsday article says yes. In the blog article which I cannot find, I mentioned a similar Army Corp project that happened in (New Jersey or Maryland or one of those Carolinas) years ago where they dredged terrible, rocky sand and ruined the beach. I know nothing about the Long Beach Borrow Area that’s marked on the image below, but it does appear this concern will be addressed, so cross your fingers.
I am a certified open-water scuba diver, so a great blog post would involve me diving down to that area and take actual video. Perhaps even bring a shoe to perform the Long Beach Sand in my Shoes-test, to physically feel if quality is the same.