OCMD Beach Replenishment

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Zeroevol, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  2. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Sorry, it's called "Beach Renourishment"!
     

  3. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    778
    May 25, 2006
    Everyone on DelMarVa needs to concentrate/focus and think, "NOR'EASTER"!!!

    Better yet, Early season Nor'Easter!

    Flush all that BS out to SEA.
     
  4. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    It takes us about 2 years to get back to normal after a renourishment.... I think they do it every 4 years or so at my home break
     
  5. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    778
    May 25, 2006
    on average, ours comes back very quickly. that one year that they were pumping some type of offshore sand/courseness etc I think they were saying, anyway it was like a concrete bottom for a very long time. The most recent times have been dealt with by Nor'easters. All we need is a solid medium period swell over 4 to 5 days and you will see all that sand pulled off the beaches.

    I guess it gives those guys a job, but it is one hell of a waste of money, when one storm can undo everything they have done over months of work.

    No jetties, and our normal flow (Current) is from North to South.

    Total waste of money.
     
  6. TDTubes

    TDTubes Well-Known Member

    248
    May 30, 2007
    So Sad, jetty is gone...
     
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Everything comes back, eventually... Depending upon where (specific location matters) and how much sand was pumped, it can take anywhere from 2-5 years around here. The best situation is when they create "feeder beaches" to the south, that allowed a slow, gradual, natural migration of sand from south to north. Great sandbars for years. Then the sand ran out, and it went back to shorepound.
     
  8. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    715
    Oct 30, 2008
    I miss old OCMD. As a lad, you could pretty much surf anywhere. Sure the spots changed. Inlet, pier, carousel, 15th, 48th, 70th, 81st, 28th, 8th (i could go on) - all ruined except for small periods of time since pumping began. Funny thing is that when they first pumped the sand bars were actually better for a short period of time. I miss my old spots. Beach replenishment is the devil
     
  9. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest


    Beach replenishment is always meant for tourism. Tourist ruin every destination they go to, bar none. Especially cruise boats. I wish ISIS would discover them! Cruise boats have most definitely ruined Caribbean islands. I hope they sink, the f******!!
     
  10. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    453
    Jul 5, 2014
    Or ocean front homeowners. People like to think there's going to be nice stretch of sand to protect them from storms as if a real storm can't quickly strip all the sand away in a hurry.
     
  11. Zippy

    Zippy Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    Sandy Hook hasn't and it's been 25 years since it was first ruined
     
  12. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Bummmer about OCMD... I don't surf there often, but it seems like they do this often enough throughout the years that the beaches never get a chance to get back to normal (normal sand bars for surfing)
     
  13. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    There is that saying, "If you live ON the water, sooner or later you will live IN the water"
     
  14. Tuono

    Tuono Well-Known Member

    145
    Sep 13, 2012
    there should be a "like" buttone on the posts (Caribbean cruisers, oh man...)
     
  15. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    715
    Oct 30, 2008
    IMO the continued beach replenishment has nothing to do with homeowners/property owners. Its money. The Federal Goverment provides funding to the state/city/county for the service. Each agency/entity gets to take a portion of the dollars to cover their costs incurred. For example, Federal Government says they are going to fund the corp of engineers to perform the service. State/city/county say that is great so they can take a piece. For every federal dollar recieved they get to take a cut for adminstrative aspects etc associated with the effort. Therefore, no one in state/city/county gives 2 ****s what the money is for - they want it to take their portion. Makes the politicians look good when they cut taxes and programs like these are how they make up the difference. Bureacrats can come up with very elaborate schemes to defining "allowable" costs.
     
  16. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Sure are a lot of pix by guys like Mitchell and Xgen70 showing OCMD going off its nut all the time.

    If that's what renourishment does, please sign me up.
     
  17. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Local politicians NEVER cut taxes. NEVER. They cannot have their two weekly visits with hookers if they do.....
     
  18. TDTubes

    TDTubes Well-Known Member

    248
    May 30, 2007
    That's what it looks like a few years after nourishment. Now they buried the sandbars and back to square one.

    On the mid-town cam (OCsurfcam.com) there were two pilings you could see that marked a small jetty. The pilings were about 8 ft tall or so, now they are completely buried. That st is one of the most consistent, now it will likely be crap for a bit.
     
  19. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

    715
    Oct 30, 2008
    There are spots that come back but the whole town used to break. By the way, Mitchel pics are not always at ocmd - he gets around!
     
  20. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

    778
    May 25, 2006
    When you see a guy with a shovel on the cams, that would be me. I digging the posts out on principle. F'ck em.