Army Corps answers beach replenishment questions at meeting in Monmouth Beach

The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Thursday to answer questions about emergency beach replenishment underway right now at the Jersey Shore. The first

The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Thursday to answer questions about emergency beach replenishment underway right now at the Jersey Shore.

The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Thursday to answer questions about emergency beach replenishment underway right now at the Jersey Shore. (7/25/13)

MONMOUTH BEACH - The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Thursday to answer questions about emergency beach replenishment underway right now at the Jersey Shore.

The first phase of the project will pump sand lost from Sandy onto Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach and should be complete by October.

Ultimately the project will extend down all the way to Manasquan.

The Army Corps says crews will leave beaches in better shape than they were before the superstorm.

"Our estimate was 5 million cubic yards of sand was taken away by the superstorm. We'll be putting 8 cubic yards back, that's 3 cubic yards more," Col. Paul Owen says.

The stretch from Elberon to Loch Arbour is expected to be included in this project. It had not been included in the last beach replenishment effort. The Army Corps of Engineers says it's currently working with those communities to get easements signed.
 

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