Dunes In Rehoboth Still standing

 

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Dunes in Rehoboth the day after Jonas … photo by Ron McArthur

The dunes at all the Delaware coastal towns took a serious pounding with only a few breaches.  It could have been much worse.  Ron McArthur of the Cape Gazette took these photographs this morning of the dunes in Rehoboth Beach.  The dunes in Bethany and Fenwick survived as well.  Yes they (dunes) look like cliffs and rebuilding them will take time and money, but they did what dunes are supposed to do, protect the inland area.  The beaches are missing a lot of sand but will recover, which they were doing from the last bad nor’easter.  Personally I think we should let them (beaches) rebuild naturally but I am sure the towns are working on plans to build them back as soon as possible.  Natural rebuilding would not mess up the surf break or the fishing as much as it always does with replenishment.  I am sure we have some wicked sand bars out there now that will create a awesome surf break, these are good for fishing as well.  Too bad it is the dead of winter.  The surfers are watching the waves carefully, which are huge and fast with faces over 15 feet in some areas.  Hopefully they calm down later enough to get out there.

Fish On!!

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Dunes in Rehoboth the day after Jonas … photo by Ron McArthur
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Dunes in Rehoboth the day after Jonas … photo by Ron McArthur

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