You know they add sand to a beach to prevent flooding. But we have already explained how that doesn’t really work unless dunes are built too. However, here is a case where beachfill caused flooding. Carol Gorga Williams in the Asbury Park Press, August 9th.
It reminded us of this incident nine years ago. Glad we saved the clipping.
Well it is that time of the year again, when towns get their beaches and infrastructure ready for the summer season. Smart towns put concessions stands and whatever else they can on wheels and take them out of harm’s way in the late Fall and Winter when the worst storms happen. The best example we can find is Continue reading “Mobile Beach Infrastructure, the Future of the Jersey Shore”
Planting to prevent destruction; it is more than just dune grass. The northeast corner of Bradley Beach, NJ near the tip of Fletcher Lake and the border of Ocean Grove, NJ was just a hard-packed gravel lot where the Boro kept their lifeguard stands and beach lockers in the off season. Once Sandy’s storm surge over-topped our dunes and bulk-headed boardwalk this area served as a ramp to quickly bring the water and sand into the town and the lake. Not ideal.
But Captain Al Modjeski had another vision for the site, he wanted to plant a Maritime Forest, which is what probably existed naturally before the area was developed. The site was dug up, planted with native plants which will allow storm-water to infiltrate, it will provide protection from storm surge and beautify the area. 3 minute video here.
Still photo gallery here