US Army Corps To Begin $30 Million Beach Restoration Project - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

US Army Corps To Begin $30 Million Beach Restoration Project

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Six month after Superstorm Sandy, it appears some much needed beach restoration funding might be on the way for Delaware.

The Army Corps of Engineers and local leaders announced on Tuesday at the Indian River Inlet that the beaches from Lewes down to Fenwick Island will receive $30 million.

The money, all of which is federally funded, will also build up dunes and beaches, plant beach grass, plus *expand and fill* the beach on the north side of the Indian River Inlet.

"It's a big operation, it'll take months to complete, but it's very important to protect these communities," said LTC. Chris Becking, U.S. Army Corps Engineer commander. "These dune systems are critical to protecting those areas on the beaches."

Over two million cubic yards of sand needed for the projects will be dredged from in and around the inlet, which, we're told will improve navigation for vessels.

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