1st phase of beach prisms project complete along Toms River in Ocean Gate


Beach "prisms" have been placed in rows along the Toms River. (12/17/13)

OCEAN GATE - A project that a Jersey Shore community hopes will combat beach erosion is now complete in Ocean Gate.

Beach "prisms" have been placed in rows along the Toms River. They are made of concrete and have holes carved through them.

The idea is to allow water to flow through them without letting the sand push through, in an attempt to limit erosion and help ease flooding.

"It's a very positive move for Ocean Gate to save not only the beach but this first block of properties here along the beach," says Anne Cox, of Ocean Gate.

There are two other areas along the Toms River that will get prisms next year.

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