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Delaware Beach Fill Projects Update

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers has contracted with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC  to conduct beach fill projecst along Delaware's beaches. The US Army Corps of Engineers has also contracted with Manson Construction Company to dredge the Indian River Inlet Channel to aid navigation.  As a result 520,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed on the beach on the north side of the inlet.  Both projects are being funded as a result of Superstorm Sandy Beach Erosion and Damage.

A hydraulic beach fill project means the dredge pumps directly from the borrow site to the beach through submerged pipe. A hopper beach fill project is when a dredge stores the material on board and transports it closer to shore where it hooks up to a booster pump which pumps it through pipe to the beach.

 Location

Status

 Plans

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Fenwick Island

This project is complete.

 South Bethany

Closure area stretches from Jamaica to Logan Streets. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock is pumping south toward Logan Street. In the next day, they plan to flip and pump north from Indian Street to 9th Street. 

 South Bethany Plan

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 Bethany Beach

New construction has not yet started.

Bethany Beach Plan 

 

 

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Delaware Seashore State Park - Indian River Inlet

Manson Construction Company is approximately 25-30 percent complete with the project. The project could be completed in late September or early October.

The beach is closed from about the base of the bridge in the north side to the jetty.

Photograph Courtesy of USACE

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 Dewey Beach

New construction has not yet started.

Dewey Beach Plan 

 

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 Rehoboth Beach

New construction has not yet started.

Rehoboth Beach Plan 

 

 

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Lewes Beach

This project is complete. 

Lewes Beach Plan

 

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South Bowers Beach

2,000 cubic yards (CY) of sand was placed along 700 LF+/- of shoreline at the south end of the community. The beach berm was raised to an elevation of 8.5’ NAVD.

The project commenced on January 1, 2012 and was completed a month later at a cost of $31,780.

 

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Bowers Beach

13,000 CY of sand was placed along 2,700 LF of shoreline. The beach berm was raised to an elevation of 8.5’ NAVD.

Te project commenced on January 9, 2012 and was completed on January 26 at a cost of $206,570.

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Kitts Hummock Beach

7,000 CY of sand was placed along 1500 LF+/- of shoreline at the south end of the community.  The beach berm was raised to an elevation of 8.2’ NAVD.

The project commenced February 20, 2012 and was completed a week later at a cost of $111,230.

Photograph taken February 28, 2012

For more information regarding the Ocean coast projects, please contact US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District 215-656-6515. For questions regarding the Bay beach truck haul projects, please contact Dan Brower at 302-739-9921.

Last updated:  August 23, 2013

 

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