Coastal storm raises concern about beach erosion along the Jersey Shore

The latest storm to hit New Jersey produced a lot of rain and heavy winds that battered areas of the Jersey Shore.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2022, 11:12 AM

Updated 582 days ago

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The latest storm to hit New Jersey produced a lot of rain and heavy winds that battered areas of the Jersey Shore.
Ortley Beach is one area that was impacted by the storm. Huge waves and strong easterly winds further eroded a section of vulnerable dunes near Seventh Avenue.
It's been a problem spot since the Army Corps of Engineers replenished the beaches. The town has spent $500,000 of its own money to touch up spots. Cliffs as high as 15 feet have returned to an already eroded beach from the last storm in October.
"We have lost a portion of the dune -- 35% to 40% of the dune," says Toms River Township Mayor Mo Hill. "Good news is the system is holding and doing what it's supposed to do. We don't have any damage inland. Before the waves used to break at the boardwalk, so it's doing its job."
The town has also raised several roads to prevent flooding.
The next round of federal beach replenishment is scheduled to begin in northern Ocean County this spring and last through the summer into the fall.


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