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Sea Bright Beach Being Monitored For Sand Loss

SEA BRIGHT: The borough has pointed out some "hot spots" on its beaches were sand is eroding to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Mayor Dina Long said there are a few areas where this has occurred but one of the most severe areas is in North Beach where it has never eroded before.

"We raised the issue with the DEP who elevated our concerns to the Army Corps of Engineers who engineered the (beach replenishment) project," Long said. "So, we pinpointed those hot spots on their as-built surveys on the maps for the Army Corps and they'll be investigating further."

The Army Corps of Engineers completed the Sea Bright beach replenishment project in 2013 following the loss of sand caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The contractor used 2.5 million cubic yards of sand to replenish the borough beaches in order to mitigate the impact of future storms.

It is possible that the Army Corps could come back in and replenish the sand in the areas where it has eroded once it determines the cause of the problem.

Long said she would keep the public and council updated on the situation.

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