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    Nice Flat Beaches

    To whom it may concern,
    Now that the beaches are flat quit throwing money away pumping sand and put the money to sea-walls they last a hell of alot longer, and the beach can stay flat how it should be. Thanks,
    bill the surfer + all the people who have spine injurys due to sand pumping

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    well said...but it will never happen

    There were tons of head/neck/spine injuries this summer in OCMD. Probably all related to tourists trying to bodysurf a shore break. A valid argument for putting an end to beach replenishment in my opinion.

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    Artificially created dunes... planted with dune grass... that have been there for years... are now gone up by me.GONE... overnight. Just goes to show you, trying to do the right thing, with all good intentions, after the damages has been done is only a Band-Aid over cancer...

    Yea man... the beaches are flat again. A jump on the winter beach profile. Lovin' it...

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    sea walls do not assist in coastal erosion, but can actually make it worse. The only thing a sea wall does is provide protection from ocean surge passed the wall.

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    Sand has been moving for millions of years, the little hills they build will wash away every time, sea walls last and do exactly as you say keep the surge from the property. The beaches wash away every winter(and do fine) and they replinish(Waste money) if you want a dune in front of your house you should have pay for it youself.

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    there was an article in the sandpaper about how in harvey cedars there was a day they had 3 head/neck injuries over the course of 90 minutes. they had to close the beach because the lifeguards and EMTs couldn't keep up with the amount of people needing attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    sea walls do not assist in coastal erosion, but can actually make it worse. The only thing a sea wall does is provide protection from ocean surge passed the wall.
    Well said and absolutely correct. They actually speed up the erosion process. The army corps has gotten away from these structures and full jetties/groins for exactly this reason. Establishing sand dunes and dune grass are the best defense in maintaining a "Flat" beach. The Wildwoods are a perfect example of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyharry View Post
    To whom it may concern,
    Now that the beaches are flat quit throwing money away pumping sand and put the money to sea-walls they last a hell of alot longer, and the beach can stay flat how it should be. Thanks,
    bill the surfer + all the people who have spine injurys due to sand pumping
    Totally agree, and the new sandbars that have formed are a beautiful thing - IMO

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    I don't know about up there, but here in NC you have to put the sand dredged from the inlets somewhere..... Of course, we have a lot of inlets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    I don't know about up there, but here in NC you have to put the sand dredged from the inlets somewhere..... Of course, we have a lot of inlets.
    The army corp of engineers, and their infinite wisdom, was doing what you are refering to as hopper dredging at Oregon inlet for some time. Taking sand from an inlet and dumping it farther out into the continental shelf or using it to replenish a beach. The main problem with that is you cut off the sand supply for the southern portions of the island since our long shore current runs mainly North to South. The groin they put at the northern tip of pea island to hold the bonner bridge was even worse for this. It catches all that sand that would have otherwise nourished the width of the southern portions of the island, in this case Pea island. Hey low and behold look where all the breaches on 12 took place from Irene, (technically they're "inlets" but officials won't say that because Inlets require federal environmental permits if you're going to try and fill them) Stan Riggs, a coastal Geologist from ECU has been saying this for years. There are consequences to the things we try to do to "Protect" coastline...

    Eh, here's an idea, Don't build so close to the F***ing ocean...Killing off sea life through replenishment and interfering with natural processes is not worth protecting someones condo or hotel. Let her rip and let those natural outer sand bars form...
    Last edited by davincimoon; Aug 31, 2011 at 03:27 PM.