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Ocean City, NJ Beaches Being Replenished

OCEAN CITY, NJ – Ocean City, “America’s Greatest Family Resort”, was voted #1 Beach in New Jersey and they intend to keep it that way. With the coast being storm ravaged this year, Ocean City is receiving a $21,000,000 beach nourishment this year and it will be completed in time for the summer season. You can see it all happening right from the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Greate Lakes Dredge and Dock was awarded the contract from Greate Egg Harbor Inlet to Pecks Beach by the Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers. Sand began being pumped onto the beaches in January and a total of 1.8 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped between Seaview Road to 17th Street. An estimated 35,000 cubic yards of sand will be pumped each day, leaving a 200 feet wide berm on approximately 14,000 linear feet beach.

Noteworthy on the beach nourishment project is that all material being placed on the beach is being screened twice, once at the dredge intake and secondly at the dredge discharge on the beach, to ensure no undesirable or oversized (nothing >1-1/4”) materials are placed on the beach. The beach nourishment is expected to be completed in March.

“We couldn’t be happier with the project,” stated Michele Gillian, Executive Director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“While tourism is vital to Ocean City, this project is about protecting the infrastructure and safety of Ocean City and its residents. Beach nourishment means protection in Ocean City.” said Gillian.

With other communities struggling with diminished beaches, Ocean City, NJ will be ready for the spring and summer seasons with new and bigger beaches. Visit the Ocean City Boardwalk to watch the nourishment project underway. Events are already being scheduled for the season. Visit www.oceancityvacation.com for the latest news and information about Ocean City, NJ.