MILTON, Del. (AP) - Fixes to breaches along the Delaware Bayshore could begin next fall.
Officials discussed the proposed plan to repair the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday evening. The proposal aims to fill inlets and build a platform to make a beach and marsh more resilient to sea level rise and coastal storms.
Al Rizzo, project leader for the Coastal Delaware National Wildlife Refuge, says the main consideration is enhancing wildlife habitat.
The plan would repair the beach with an estimated 800,000 cubic yards of sand, then plant grass to hold soil in place. Rizzo says structures built to adjust water levels will be removed, lowering marsh water levels.
The work funded through nearly $40 million in federal money is expected to be complete in 2015.
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