Here’s the latest, updated DREDGE & DUNE DUMP schedule for Summer 2017. Wow. Ventnor gets a major hook-up and Margate is still hosed.
- Atlantic City – April 21, 2017- July 9, 2017
- Longport – May 28, 2017- August 7, 2017
- Margate – August 7, 2017 – October 16, 2017
- Ventnor – October 16, 2017 – November 30, 2017
In Ventnor, Margate and Longport, dune elevation will be 13 feet high. In Atlantic City, dunes are a crazy high of almost 15ft.
This Absecon Island project is said to be designed as a way to reduce storm damages to homes from waves, high tides and storm surges. Sadly, most flooding in Margate & Ventnor is due to back-bay surge, which has yet to be earnestly addressed by those in charge of this chronically expensive effort.
Fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts claim that coastal dredging destroys marine habitat and plays a detrimental role in the decline of recreational fishing in South Jersey.
The dune building operation will shut down 1,000 feet of beach at a time. Once finished with a particular section, they’ll move to the next 1,000 feet of beach front. Equipment storage for bulldozers and other heavy equipment will be included in that closed off section of beach.
The Downbeach Dune & Beachfill project will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dredges will be anchored just offshore…. about a mile & a half from the Atlantic City, Ventnor & Longport beaches & shore line.