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.
Another phase of an emergency fix to a section of State Road A1A in Ft. Lauderdale is underway.
Hurricane Sandy, which later became Superstorm Sandy when it blew through the Northeast, is still causing problems for a stretch of A1A along Fort Lauderdale Beach.
They are seemingly harmless granules for little ones and beach goers alike. But while you’re luxuriating on your South Florida blanket of sand you had better pay attention to a unique research team, headed by one of the world’s most famous sand detectives, who found, that on some beaches “It is more dangerous to be in sand than to be in water.”