Fenwick Island Beach Renourishment Project Moves Ahead (USA)

Fenwick Island Beach Renourishment Project Moves Ahead

The Fenwick Island beach nourishment project will start late next week or the week after, reports Town of Fenwick Island.

The specific dates and the starting location are unknown so far.

The project is expected to take 3-4 weeks, depending on the weather.

As the mdcoastdispatch.com reports, during the project, roughly 389,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beach in Fenwick from offshore borrow sources and spread over about 6,500 feet of shoreline.

The dunes ravaged during Hurricane Sandy last October, and other storms last winter and early spring, will also be restored to their pre-storm conditions.

Federal aid from the more than $60 billion Superstorm Sandy recovery package will cover the entire cost of the project.


Dredging Today Staff, July 12, 2013