Friday, June 29, 2012
Sand replenishment a short-term solution
From CBS 2:
Huge mounds of sand are at the center of a debate on Rockaway Beach. The mounds have been offering protection to a building there for the past six months, but a new plan to use the sand to shore up an eroded section of beach 30 blocks to the south has residents in an uproar.
The beach was decimated when Hurricane Irene came through last year and some say that the sand does need to be used to replace what was lost.
The city Parks Department told CBS 2 that it is pursuing funding to bring in more sand, but residents said that similar efforts in the past have failed.
Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder said the real solution to protecting beach front property is long-term rock jetties.
Actually, the real solution is to stop building along the beach. But God forbid we use common sense.