Hugh Merkle Team - COMPASS RE

It's All About The Beach

Posted May 23rd 2023

Let’s face it, everything on the Seven Mile Beach revolves around one thing … the main thing … our incredible beaches. Thankfully our beach replenishment project is proceeding at a great pace. The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company’s Dredge Texas arrived in Townsend’s Inlet in mid-April. The Texas dredged and pumped sand 24/7 beginning April 14. The weather was our friend in that there was only one minor weather interruption of three days when the dredge needed to take safe harbor. In all, 600,000 cubic yards of sand were added to the beaches when the Avalon portion of the project was completed at 8:50pm on May 12, several weeks ahead of schedule.
Great Lakes immediately began laying submerged pipe well off Avalon’s coast down to Stone Harbor. A booster pump is being used offshore at about 31st Street in order to move the sand along the Seven Mile Beach to Stone Harbor. The first outfall pipe reached Stone Harbor on May 13, at about 91st Street. Signs were posted warning of high-pressure pipelines along beach paths. The filling of Stone Harbor’s beaches should be occurring by the time that you are reading this. This project is an example of federal, state and local governments working together for the benefit of residents. There are very few companies that do this type of beach replenishment and both Avalon and Stone Harbor are extremely fortunate to get a mid-spring beach fill that should be completed in time for the busy summer season. In our July issue, we hope to update you on the total volume added to the Stone Harbor beaches. 

The Hugh Merkle Team - COMPASS Office: 609-368-9100
374 96th Street, Stone Harbor
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