Sunday, November 16, 2014

$10 million worth of new sand to be brought to north county... |

More information about the large beach re-nourishment project being done along the coast of Jupiter. Click title for link. From the article:
The beach south of Jupiter Inlet should be about 50 feet wider by the end of March.
That’s when the hauling and spreading of about 300,000 cubic yards of sand is expected to be done on the 1-mile stretch from the inlet to the south end of Carlin Park. Sea oats will be planted to hold sand dunes in place.
The $10 million project is being split by Palm Beach County and the Army Corps of Engineers. The work started last week and must be done by March when sea turtle nesting season begins.
“New sand is badly needed. There’s been lots of erosion lately. Rocks are exposed, especially at Carlin Park. Lifeguards could break an ankle making a rescue. It’s dangerous for swimmers,” said county Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Larry Russell.