|Simple fix for Surfer's Beach erosion not so simple|
Interesting and informative meeting put on by the Harbor District and the Army Corp of Engineers this morning on the erosion of Surfer's Beach. The Corp fully acknowledges that the breakwater is the cause for the increased rate of erosion and now the task is to determine what course of action is the most cost effective. The amount of detail in the only plan that has been fully studied — sand transfer from inside the harbor to outside the harbor — is impressive, but the pace of this project is glacial and the level of complexity mind-boggling.
Just the feasibility study alone will not be completed until next summer — and then starts the hard part: design, funding and construction. It will be years before we see any real action (unless someone organizes a bucket brigade!) — and it is entirely possible the project won't even make it to the funding phase at all.
Take a look at Mark Noack's story:
For those that were at the meeting, what did you think? Was this what you expected? Was there any new info you didn't know?