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    Dredgn

    Does anyone know the truth? I have heard a lot of talk about the start of dredging and would just like to know when it would take place and where. You see i must know in order to stack my vacation time up and use it then. God i can't wait! Its like Christmas for me when i see all that sand violently spewing on the beach. Now i know you surfers out there hate this and cry that it ruins your spots. o boo hoo. For us skimmers its almost a miracle sent from the big man up stairs. So if anybody has some insight please let me know.

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    where are you talking about? Each town does their own dredging projects.

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    well i live in rehoboth but my mom will drive me as far as bethany if the skim is firing.

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    what beach are u talking about being dredged?

    It is not going to be rehoboth or bethany, since rehoboth was replenished about 3 years ago, and bethany was replenished this past year.

    The replinishment in rehoboth destroyed the surf there. There used to be fun right off some of the jetties right in town and it has been crap since (as far as i know). Eventually, the sand bars will likely reform, but it really got destroyed there.

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    been hearing some rumblings about a MAJOR dredging project slated for the greater broadkill beach area sometime in 2012. but, let's try to keep that on the DL, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    what beach are u talking about being dredged?

    It is not going to be rehoboth or bethany, since rehoboth was replenished about 3 years ago, and bethany was replenished this past year.

    The replinishment in rehoboth destroyed the surf there. There used to be fun right off some of the jetties right in town and it has been crap since (as far as i know). Eventually, the sand bars will likely reform, but it really got destroyed there.
    I also heard that Rehoboth was being dredged again in an effort to correct the trench at the shoreline that the last project created. The large number of shorebreak injuries to swimmers being the reason. Not only were several jetty breaks that had worked for decades ruined by the dredging but the amount of back and neck injuries skyrocketed at Bebe. Heard that at the barbershop though and could not verify online so take it with a grain of salt.

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    Skimmin's pretty rad, a little too fast paced and hardcore for my tastes though. Whenever I get a good head of steam and throw down my wafer-thin stick, I just go flyin' off the nose, end over end down into the water. Can't get the hang of it, maybe the sand is too dry up here or I need to throw down a little closer to the beach, I usually start up around the dunes.

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    Yes Rehoboth has been turned to crap. On big swells there are some peaks that are ok. There is also agreement to do continuous dredging every few years in Rehoboth as a maintenance type of thing and I do believe that this year may be scheduled for that. I think it is sopose to be every 3 or 4 years. Somehting like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Porto View Post
    I also heard that Rehoboth was being dredged again in an effort to correct the trench at the shoreline that the last project created. The large number of shorebreak injuries to swimmers being the reason. Not only were several jetty breaks that had worked for decades ruined by the dredging but the amount of back and neck injuries skyrocketed at Bebe. Heard that at the barbershop though and could not verify online so take it with a grain of salt.
    I wouldnt be surprised to hear the back and neck injuries... They basically created a trench offshore, so the swells move in from deeper water and just surge on to the beach rather than breaking off the beach on sandbars.

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    Bethany/South Bethany-
    Remaining FY 08 funds are being used to replace sand that was lost due to the Motherís Day 2008 storm. This effort will be completed under the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach renourishment contract that was awarded in September 2008. The work is expected to be completed by March 2009.
    Goto:
    http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/cenap-...%20Bethany.pdf


    Rehoboth/DeweyBeach-
    FY 08 funds were used to award the contract for the second periodic nourishment cycle. Based on available funds only Dewey Beach will receive renourishment.
    Goto:
    http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/cenap-...th%20Dewey.pdf


    Fenwick Island-
    FY 08 funds were used for project monitoring and completion of plans and specifications for the 2nd periodic nourishment cycle, which is scheduled for FY 09. To date the FY 09 budget has not been approved. If this project receives funding in FY 09 project tasks will be determined based on the level of funding. If adequate funding is not received the 2nd periodic nourishment cycle will be delayed.
    Goto:
    http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/cenap-...k%20Island.pdf


    Broadkill Beach-
    FY 08 funds were used to continue the Limited Reevaluation Report (LRR). The initiation of initial construction is dependent on the establishment of an adequate funding stream.
    The next steps toward initial construction once adequate funding is received is to finalize the LRR; develop, approve and execute the Project Partnership Agreement; acquire the necessary real estate; complete plans and specifications; and advertise and award the construction contract. To date the FY 09 budget has not been approved. If this project receives additional funding in FY 09 project tasks will be determined based on the level of funding.
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    http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/cenap-...ll%20Beach.pdf