The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has replenished 5.1 miles of beaches in South Florida eroded by Hurricane Sandy.
Is it possible to run out of sand for the beach? According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the answer is yes and both Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have depleted their offshore sources of sand for beach renourishment projects.
Thousands of tons of sand could be brought in at the end of this year to bulk up two thinning sections of Broward’s coastline.
South Florida’s coastlines are under assault again as waves, surge and surf threaten to overwhelm our beaches and low lying coastal cities.
After Hurricane Sandy lambasted Broward County beaches, a county commission is considering an emergency fix.
More barriers have been brought in to help protect a section of State Road A1A in Ft. Lauderdale from crashing surf and a higher than normal high tide.
A section of State Road A1A in Ft. Lauderdale is about to go from four lanes to two lanes due to beach erosion and threatening surf.
Crashing surf, higher than normal tides and beach erosion over the last couple of weeks have torn down walls and taken out sidewalks along a section of State Road A1A in Ft. Lauderdale.
With every crashing wave, it gets worse along a stretch of Ft. Lauderdale’s famed beach.
Hurricane Sandy is staying well offshore from South Florida, but that doesn’t mean the area is escaping the storm’s wrath, especially flooding.