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  1. #11
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    Dunes protect nothing. Three decent sized waves and they're gone.

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    Read this article that a friend of mine wrote in the ac press MDSurfer, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/o...tml?mode=story

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    Dunes protect nothing. Three decent sized waves and they're gone.
    Dunes work with trees behind them...beach then dunes then a marine forest and then homes built behind trees that block their view. There needs to be a compromise between what we want as a paradise and what nature wants to take back.

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    Dunes offer protection as they did in Lavallete. In the north end of town, where dunes were the highest (around 9ft or so) there was relatively less damage compared to the southern end of town, where the dunes were significantly smaller and there was devastation. Likewise, Ortley Beach, which had little dune infrastructure is, wiped off the map.

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    does anyone know how the piers in south jersey faired? Margate, Ventnor, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    Dunes protect nothing. Three decent sized waves and they're gone.
    really? come visit any shore town here in nj & then say that again. dunes act to dissipate wave & surge energy, thus protecting the rest of the island. go study coastal geology...

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    I live in ventnor and have been stuck on the island since last sunday. tuesday morning before all the crazy police state nonsence, we got a chance to drive around the island. The majority of the damage was caused from bay flooding. however the beach side blocks without dunes were also hit hard. Having the dunes can be the difference between staying dry and safe (my block) or having 3 ft of sand blanketing a block like snow (all of longport)

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    Dunes protect nothing. Three decent sized waves and they're gone.
    Go to South Seaside Park and tell me the dunes protected nothing. They had very high and very wide dunes. And all the houses are still standing and there was minor flooding.

    Learn some things...

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    The dunes need more than grass,they require trees and shrub.In Mantaloking they just bulldoze the sand up every year.The ocean is closer,there are no sand bars to break wave energy.

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    Just got power back this morning. Part of me kinda wishes I didn't. There is a peacefulness to not having power. This was an eye opening event for me. Lots of lessons learned.