North Side Beach At The Indian River Inlet Under Repair

The North side beach at the Indian River Inlet is being repaired again from Hurricane Dorian Storm Surge

Before Hurricane Dorian storm surge and wind could hit the Delaware coast, DNREC pumped a ton of sand onto the north side beach. The hope was to prevent further erosion and damage from the previous storm surge. It worked well, they did a great job with very little time. The beach is still there and you can hang out while the crews work. Lots of surfers were out today taking advantage of the wider surf break.

DNREC Crews are pumping sand onto the beach and using the bulldozer to rebuild the sheered off dunes. Pushing sand around that is pumped from the south side by the dredge on the crane. “Given enough time, we can get all of this fixed right up” Said a buddy of mine. Looking forward to seeing how it looks at the end of the week. Unfortunately we may see some serious weather near the end of the month.

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The old coast guard tower base is buried a little more.

When the Masseys Ditch dredging project starts this winter the crews will have all the sand they can handle. All of that sand dredged up widening the channels will be pumped into the surf to help build up the beach. If done right the sand bar system will receive the majority of the sand to naturally rebuild the beaches and sand bar systems.

Bulldozer moving sand to rebuild the beach
The sand relocation pipe was installed along the side of the Charles W Cullen bridge when it was built
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The crane used to hold the dredge for the sand relocation system at the Indian River Inlet southside beach
The dunes are sheered off a good ten feet along the northside beach towards Faithful Steward
Bulldozer moving sand to rebuild the beach
Treasures picked up by the sand relocation system and dumped on the beach
The dredge head in the surf zone at the southside beach at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State park
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The dune is sheered off the entire stretch of the northside beach

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