Friday, April 19, 2024

Official: Virginia Beach Oceanfront replenishment project withstood Hurricane Dorian

Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Southside Daily)
Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Southside Daily)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A replenishment project which put millions of dollars’ worth of sand on a portion of the Oceanfront appears to have withstood Hurricane Dorian.

City coastal programs manager Dan Adams says visual inspections of area beaches have been under way since the weekend. He says erosion from wind and wave action is “minor.”

Surveys will be conducted over the next few weeks to determine how much sand was lost.

Great Lakes Dredging and Dock Co. completed 75 percent of a $22.6 million sand replenishment project before it had to stop at the end of August. Dredging restrictions are in place through mid-November as sea turtles migrate.

The company is scheduled to return to Virginia Beach on Nov. 15 to complete the project.

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