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Beach Replenishment Under Way in Holgate

Posted on November 14, 2016

Contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. has moved beach restoration operations south on Long Beach Island to pump approximately 300,000 cubic yards of additional sand in the southern section of Holgate. The Padre Island and the Dodge Island dredges are currently on the job, which is expected to conclude later this month.

On Monday, beachfill discharge was near Pershing Avenue.

Great Lakes will depart following the completion of repairs in Holgate. Barring major damage from future storms, the Island will return to the seven-year periodic nourishment cycle.

The current work to finish initial construction of the LBI project – which is 100 percent funded by the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill – began in Ship Bottom in early May 2015, then moved to various segments of Long Beach Township.

Steve Rochette, public affairs officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal sponsor of the project, explained last month that although Ship Bottom was originally slated to receive the last of the supplementary sand this fall, it was decided Holgate is in greater need of replenishment.

Great Lakes “had laid the pipe in southern Ship Bottom in anticipation of the originally proposed repairs of damage from (winter storms) Joaquin and Jonas,” Rochette pointed out. “However, after discussions with the Army Corps, the state (Department of Environmental Protection), Ship Bottom and Long Beach Beach Township, it was determined that much of Ship Bottom exceeded the beach and dune design template and it would be best to have the project team focus on repairs in Holgate.”

Source: The SandPaper.Net

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