The Town spent $14 million in the latest renourishment project at Midtown Beach. The weather from the weekend of Tropical Storm Erika caused some beach erosion there.
At Midtown Beach Monday, engineers assessed the coastline and the coarseness of the sand from Tropical Storm Erika.
Paul Brazil, Town of Palm Beach Public Works Director told CBS12 “The renourished beaches are designed to be storm protection so some amount of movement of sand is expected.”
Mr. Brazil said eventually some sand would come back ashore, some in roughly the same spot, most moved further south.
“Eventually as the wave climate changes, the sand will be pushed up onto the dry beach,” said Mr. Brazil.
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Environmentalists in Palm Beach County check for beach erosion
Officials with the Palm Beach County Environmental Research Management department spent Monday morning checking to see if the heavy surf from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika affected some of the area beaches.
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Erika's high surf takes out sea turtle nests, erodes beach