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Newsday on Army Corp project, plus ‘Where will the Sand Come From?’

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.

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READ: Army Corp of Engineers 6/29/16 Meeting Presentation 

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. Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 10.54.44 AM