Close

Sun Subscriber Website Login






Please wait....
 
News Story
Updated: 03/02/2014 06:02:02PM

Beach plan has some holes to fill

Share this story:


PROVIDED PHOTO

Venice beach before and after the 2005 sand renourishment project. State officials want to move the next renourishment project up by a year because of hot spots of errosion.

By BOB MUDGE

Text Size:


Mario Messina, a geologist who lives on Casey Key, thinks that a system of structures called groynes extending into the Gulf of Mexico from Venice Beach might renourish it without the need to pump sand.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replenished the beach by pumping sand from the Gulf floor about 10 years ago and 10 years before that, at a cost of millions of dollars each time.

You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.

Subscribe to 
							the E-Edition
Get the Sun Delivered


ADVERTISEMENT