No comment.... Sorry guys...
Hopefully the best break in Jersey (Belmar, NJ) will be better after all said and done. Its the only break that barrels if you didn't know...
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New Beginnings?? Im trying to be optimistic...
What a complete waste of money... But I'm wondering, what is the best alternative to something like this?
Artificial Reef's seem pretty cool, but that doesn't seem like it is going to catch on anytime soon. Reef for fishies, surfers, and scuba divers? Win, win, win.
What about building more massive jetties like the one at Newport Beach? Would that do anything to protect the coast? How about massive sea walls? There just has to be a better alternative to pumping sand on the beach that will get washed back into the ocean next big storm. It just seems like a vicious cycle that will cost us legitimately BILLIONS of dollars. They just dredged my beaches probably three years ago maybe four, and they're already loading up to do it again. Why not just have hoses constantly spraying new sand on the beach at all times?
In the end, it is our own fault for building on barrier islands, but at this point, what would be a better alternative to dredging? Should we just let nature run its course? Let the sea take our beach communities down dave jones locker?
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Nov 8, 2013, 04:56 PM #7Senior Member
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A better alternative is dune restoration, which gives the sand dunes the vegetation to hold the sand in place. The big question is should we let nature take its course? In light of sea level rise, and increasing storm surges, strategic retreat seems to be the only alternative. If the money and technology exists to raise the elevation and re nourish the dunes in certain beach communities, the free market will allow it. If not, then they have to start moving back, slowly but surely, as the inevitable progress of the sea continues. Mother nature bats last.
If I was Mad Atom, I would feel differently since my sand pumping and dredging business/racket would suffer.
But when you're talking about the dune replenishment, why aren't they doing that now? I get that the dunes need the vegetation for the stability and strength of the dunes, so why aren't we doing it? I can't remember exactly, but I feel like some beach communities were putting old cars into the dunes to add some volume? Why don't they continue to build the dunes up instead of out?
Nov 8, 2013, 05:26 PM #9
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