A Nor’easter with high tides can wreak havoc in Margate and Ventnor. Coastal storms often cause significant erosion of our beaches.
Do beach replenishments work, or are they just an expensive band-aid?
David Rosenblatt is the Asst Commissioner of NJ DEP, Dept of Environment Protection. He says YES, they work. Environmentalists disagree.
Most recently, coastal areas like Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Bayhead and North Wildwood were hammered by rough surf. Beaches in North Brigantine and in front of Ocean & Hard Rock Casinos also experienced brutal erosion of sand.
Some point the finger at climate change and rising sea levels. Other claim it’s foolish to build so close to the water.
What about those man-made dunes? Some almost 20 ft high in some places.
Inconvenient truth: Most flood damage comes from back back surge. Even Congressman Frank Lobiondo agrees.
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