Picture of the Day: GLDD Beachfill Project

The USACE’s Philadelphia District and its contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company are pumping approximately 8 million cubic yards of sand onto Long Beach Island, N.J.

Work is designed to complete the dune and berm system and reduce future storm damages.

GLDD mobilized two dredges, the Padre Island and the Dodge Island, for the beachfill operations. The dredge Dodge Island is shown in the distance.

The project is a joint effort between the Army Corps and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

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